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Just about half a mile from the start of his run, Kitty Hawk driver Scott came across his first crawl.  It appeared she crawled up the beach and plowed her way up a steep hill of pushed sand.  She circled around twice before deciding to head back to sea, sliding down the hill and heading back right over her incoming crawl.

Nesting Responders identified it as a false crawl because there was no nest site associated with the crawl (pile of sand and body pit with the crawl coming in and out). Sunday drivers are hoping she will try again this evening!

Dennis and Lia measure the crawl length as Kaye and Marilyn record the data.

The loggerhead crawled her way up the hill of sand before heading back.