KIAWAH ISLAND — A mother dolphin and her calf found themselves stuck in the shallows of a tidal run along the beach here earlier this week.

Alarmed residents called island naturalists, who kept onlookers from trying to help. The mother dolphin dug a hole to keep her and the calf in water until the tide returned. Then they made their way back out.

That's why marine mammal biologists say to leave the animals alone.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.