National Geographic : 1914 Jul
THE "HAUL" FROM THE TURTLE'S NEST (SEE PAGES 2 AND 3) A TOTAL OF 136 EGGS The native eggers peddle these turtle eggs in the streets of Charles ton and Georgetown (S. C.) for 12 to 15 cents per dozen. They are considered a great delicacy by the natives, although the author found the flavor and texture to be quite disagreeable. Photos by Howard H.Cleaves There is still much workleft for the Audubon societies and the Federal government to do. Itissupposedly illegal totake the eggs of wild birds in Virginia, and yeteach day for amonth or two the eggers go off to the nesting islandsand rob the nests of the sea-birds at Wreck Island, Va.