Animals Video

By Randal Coombs

A pregnant turtle trying to find a place to lay her eggs tried to make her way into a beachside restaurant.

Evidently confused by the bright lights the mother-to be makes her way up to the Albatros restaurant in San Patricio, Jalisco, Mexico.

Clearly disorientated, the giant turtle tries to make her way through a fence before turning around and knocking over a plastic dining chair.

Having not seen a turtle become so lost before, waiters and guests attempted to clear her way back to the ocean.

Raphael Bertrand, a diner at the restaurant, said: “All of a sudden my family and I noticed this giant sea turtle walking up from the beach directly towards us.

“I believe she was searching for somewhere to lay her eggs.

“We were stunned when it walked into our table even though we were sitting there.

“At the time, we were the only customers on the patio and we didn’t really know what to do.

“I started recording the incident in awe.”

In total, the turtle was around the diners for ten minutes before leaving without laying her eggs.

Raphael added: “The only disturbance it caused was knocking a couple of drinks off our table.

“As far as I know, it is a common occurrence for sea turtles to come up and lay their eggs on the beach but I believe it’s quite unusual for them to stroll through a restaurant.

“It was clearly the first time it had happened at this particular restaurant as the waiters were just as puzzled as me.”