Members of the Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas on early morning patrol have disrupted plans of turtle egg thieves in Quepos.
A report said that near the entrance of Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio about 4 a.m. over the weekend coast guardsmen surprised two men who dropped a bag full of eggs and bikes to flee into the brush. Less than an hour later, two other men showed up carrying yet another bag of turtle eggs. One of these men had been detained for the same offense earlier in the month, said the coast guard.
In all, officers confiscated 255 egg, they said.