What are they doing to do the turtles? Getting ready to slaughter then? I couldn't read the sign at the end.
Yes. What else? Turtle soup. It was a canned staple for decades.
Biscayne Bay was a turtle nursery for hundreds if not thousands of years before white settlement of south Florida. Early accounts talk about turtle being so plentiful that you could walk on their backs from the shore at Coconut Grove to Key Biscayne.
I remember going to the Kraals as a boy with my father at about the time that this film was shot. He had gone out as a boy to fish with his uncles, who both kept their boats there long before it became a tourist hangout.Turtle steaks were another big reason for harvesting those turtles.
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