Turtle-nest fight leaves one man wounded, another arrested, authorities say

Turtle-nest fight leaves one man wounded, another arrested, authorities say

Michael Q. McAuliffe, 38, was jailed without bail Saturday after a Friday night confrontation with two sea turtle rescue volunteers. (Photo courtesy of Broward Sheriff’s Office)

A turtle rescue led to a shooting in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea on Friday night when two volunteers intent on protecting sea turtle nests were confronted by a man saying he dislikes turtles and turtle volunteers, according to one of the volunteers.

After it was all over, one of the volunteers was hospitalized with a gunshot wound and the man who confronted them was arrested, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

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