Wildlife Officers: Man Jailed After Stealing Sea Turtle Eggs

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 15:05:00-04

TEQUESTA, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials say a man is accused of taking more than 100 sea turtle eggs from a beach behind a home on Jupiter Island.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a news release that 49-year-old Glenn Robert Shaw was arrested Friday after the agency received tips that someone had been poaching the sea turtle eggs.

Wildlife officers increased patrols in northern Palm Beach County. The news release says they saw Shaw taking the eggs as a loggerhead turtle was laying them on Friday night.

The agency says Shaw had 107 eggs. Wildlife officers kept 15 as evidence and the remaining eggs were buried by the agencies biologists.

Shaw remains in the Palm Beach County Jail on a $3,000 bond. Records don't indicate whether he has a lawyer.

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