Despite the fact that a powerful storm is approaching, no one can stop it. The most that can be done is to take preventative steps in order to reduce losses.
People attempt to defend their material possessions, particularly their lives, but animals, on the other hand, are unable to avoid the ravages of nature.
A sudden cold brought on by the winter vortex visited Texas recently, and residents aren’t the only ones who have been affected by the harsh temperatures near the shore; numerous sea turtles have also been affected.
Fortunately, volunteers from Sea Turtle, Inc. on South Padre Island have been working feverishly to save as many turtles as possible over the last few days.
Unlike other marine species, turtles cannot withstand extremely cold temperatures.
Faced with a scenario that may result in a big tragedy, volunteers and wildlife authorities, including Texas Game Wardens and Sea Turtle Inc., got to work right once to save these animals from drowning.
More than 2,600 turtles have been rescued in the area of South Padre Island at Texas’ southern tip this week. To transport the turtles to safety, they’ve all banded together, loading hundreds of turtles into their trucks every day.
Wendy Knight, CEO of Sea Turtle Inc., remarked, “We’re really delighted with the community’s buy-in.”
Because of the increased number of rescues since the temperatures dropped, the turtle refuge, which already had sick creatures undergoing rehabilitation, has reached capacity.
Tortoises of different sizes may be seen relaxing on the deck of a big rescue vessel while they are transported to neighboring facilities.
These cold-stunned animals can’t move properly, become sluggish, and commonly float to the surface or wash up on shore, according to Megan Radke, a spokesperson for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
This can result in death by shock, predation, or boat strikes.
They rescued one turtle yesterday who is over 100 years old and approximately 350 pounds!!!
— Lara (@lara_hand) February 16, 2021
This storm, according to Sea Turtle Inc, is the greatest sea turtle cold shocking event in the history of South Texas.
Unfortunately, turtles aren’t the only animals in risk during the winter storm; in a San Antonio sanctuary, numerous species, especially primates, have died as a result of the cold.