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Baby Turtles Go Out for Italian

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2008 11:34 AM CDT
Baby Turtles Go Out for Italian
A green sea turtle and babies are seen at Karachi Zoo, Thursday, May 3, 2007 in Karachi, Pakistan.   (AP Photo/Moahmmad Khalil)

(Newser) – Sixty baby turtles took Rome restaurant-goers by surprise when they showed up under a table, Reuters reports. The newly hatched creatures normally instinctively head toward the sea from their beach birthplace, but “they saw the artificial lights and took the wrong route,” said a wildlife conservator. “The diners were at first quite curious and then someone alerted the coastal authorities,” who released the turtles in the sea. (Read more turtle stories.)

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