Apparently, while the guests had been walking along the shore that morning they had spotted an out-of-place baby critter on the rocks. They returned to the lodge owners with the news, and the Morgans wasted no time. The couple knew that a storm had lashed the coast the previous night and that this animal was probably a victim. As a result, they dashed off down to the beach to do their best for the stranded youngster.
A baby animal separated from its mother and out of its natural habitat would be defenseless on the exposed beach. Not only would it be at the ocean’s mercy, but the infant would be an easy and tasty treat for any passing predators. “I took off,” Dirk recalled in a YouTube video uploaded by the current affairs show USA Today ten days later.
Indeed, it appears that Dirk dropped everything in his haste to help. “I’ve still got my cooking apron on because I was doing bacon that morning,” he elaborated. “I’m literally sprinting down the beach barefoot with a kitchen apron on and a box with a towel in it.” Luckily, he also had a camera on him and was able to film the moment he first saw the unfortunate creature.