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"I Can't Believe I Ate the WHOLE thing!"

Bob Struble says, "This great egret somehow managed to gulp down a 9 inch fish and promptly "sat down". With the fish distending it's neck, the egret remained in this odd position for perhaps 5 minutes as if contemplating "I can't believe I ate the whole thing"."


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** On Our Minds **

Kiawah TOPS the list of "dreamy" U.S. Islands Please click here to see the list ~ July 15, 2014

Kiawah gets a nice shout-out! - Great Urban Weekend Escapes: Charleston, SC  Click here to read...~ July 15, 2014

Golfers "meet" gator at The Ocean Course on Kiawah - Click here for more... ~ July 1, 2014

Conde Nast Traveler names The Sanctuary as the #2 best American beach resort. Congrats Kiawah Island Golf Resort! Click here to read about it. ~ June 10, 2014

Best cities to live in South Carolina: Charleston is #1! ~ May 29, 2014

Best Beach in America?: Beachwalker Ranks 10th ~ May 2014


Click for Johns Island, South Carolina Forecast


Friday, July 25th ~ It is looking good for the week-end, with only a 20% chance of showers. Plenty of time to get outside to play! On a potentially sadder note, today's forecast calls for a 50% chance of thunderstorms. Blech. Here's hoping that the glass is half full and we have nothing but sunshine!


** Turtle News **  

July 23, 2014 ~ As of today there are 105 nests on Kiawah's beach.

FOUR nests have been COMPLETELY destroyed by coyotes. Several nests have also been predated by coyotes, both before AND after they were laid. Apparently the coyotes have figured out how to identify the nests, even AFTER the initial nesting. It's a distressing time for sea turtles on Kiawah. All nests in Zone 3 and in Zone 4 have been screened for the remainder of the summer. Hopefully that will cut down on post-nesting predation from the coyotes. Sadly there is no way to prevent the coyotes from locating nests BEFORE turtle patrol has a chance to screen them. That is a real problem, and is by far responsible for the largest nest/egg loss.

Here is an example of what a nest looks like after a coyote has visited it. This one isn't as badly damaged as some...

Nest #12 - Please click to enlarge...

For more photos and information, please visit The Turtle Nest at http://www.KiawahTurtles.com, or find it on Facebook.


Another success for the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium! Amelia was released June 6, 2014. Please click here to see a short video of the release.


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