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2 men charged with stealing 93 sea turtle eggs on Singer Island

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Posted at 9:28 AM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 09:29:25-04

WEST PALM BEACH (THE PALM BEACH POST) — Wildlife officials arrested two men who were found with a bag of sea turtle eggs in Palm Beach County over Memorial Day weekend.

Authorities say both men have had previous encounters with the law for mishandling sea turtle eggs.

Sixty-three-year-old Bruce Bivins was spotted putting objects he dug out of the sand into a bag as he walked on Singer Island.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife affidavit says an officer later stopped Bivins in a truck driven by sixty-three year old Carl Cobb. They had 93 eggs in a bag. They were charged with unlawful possession of sea turtle eggs.