At 0650 I found an adult sized animal with 2 red tags, doing 6 minute dives, at Blowhole. Of course I’ve gotta’ cat on Buster, but since I did not see him again today.... ????
Posse member Jennifer called at 1745 to advise that a critter had tried to haul out from the east end of Sandy Beach and Crappy Cove, but the “adoring hordes” would not allow it. They lost the animal at the Half Point channel. I had gone to the Blowhole Lookout with the call thinking that I’d find Buster trying to haul out to the west end of SB, but instead finding him once again doing his routine 6 minute dives at the Lookout. Was it Buster ??????? I can’t prove it , but I’ve got a coupla’ cats on the line that say Yes !
On my 2nd look at Rabbit Island, at 0842 I found an U/M , partially visible at Seal Rock Inlet, No ID was possible and I did not see the animal again today. At 0851 Tracy, Jordan & I found what would prove to be Kainoa (RN04)at Left Greenery, Rabbit Island.
At 1001 I became aware that Kainoa has begun his molt. I thought I’d seen a mid chest bare spot yesterday, but I couldn’t be sure. Today he was an obvious 10% molted.
At 1255 Gayle called with the report of Kaiwi (RK96) at Buster Flats, Lanai Lookout. Thank You Gayle !!!!!
At 0644 Team Billand reported an over nighted RIP (RR70) & M&M (R020) fronting #1708, White Plains.
At 1127 Karen Bryant called with the report of an animal at 3 Tables , on the North Shore . Awaiting photos, but her description suggested RI37 ????
At 1332 the Billands found Kolohe (RW22) at Maili Point. He would depart with the rising tide at 1349.
At 1543 the Billands the Billands found RK36 in the company of RL42 at Makua Cliffs.
A 1610 they reported their departure an attempted haul out ot Yokes, but the “adoring hordes” armed with their Go Pros and Camera Phones simply would not allow it They were last seen heading west.
Gary Langley sent photos of Rocky & PK4 and KC&PK5 on Kauai from yesterday (7-28-14). Tragically , today is a much sadder day. It hurts me to my soul to have to tell you that KC’s, 13 day old pup, PK5 was found dead this morning . NOAA’s first indications are that it was killed by dog(s). There is a perfectly good Leash Law out there. All we really need is to have dog owners actually pay attention to it’s existence, and for Law Enforcement (Cops & DOCARE) to actually ENFORCE IT !!!! . I have ZERO faith in either of those things EVER happening. Sad ! My sincerest apologies to DB and the rest of the readers... But until there is more information on what has happened it's probably best to leave things unsaid. I HATE doing this.... I have spent the latter part of this evening debating on how to handle this blog... One choice was to not post anything at all.... just skip it.... however that wouldn't be fair... so my choice (sorry DB) is to block the last paragraph. I wanted to make sure "they" NOAA and Veterinarians have a chance to do the necropsy and gather all the necessary information ... before making any comments. I also want to pass on my heart felt condolences to the volunteers on Kauai... I am sure you are all with a heavy heart. To all of us who know KC I know this is a tough pill to swallow. Please be sensitive with any information you have heard.... without knowing all the details ... we don't want to speculate or interfere with any information that may need to be gathered.