Monday, July 06, 2015

Turtle nest—maybe

Several days ago, Dan came in from getting the mail and told me there might be a “blog” moment on the drive way.  Usually when he tells me this, it is worth grabbing the camera and checking it out.

Here is what he found laying eggs.

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We call this a pond turtle.  I thought maybe she was a painted turtle because they sometimes spend time on land.  I discounted that because there are no bright markings.  She didn’t seem too aggregated with us—she barely stuck her head out.  Maybe she was concentrating on laying those eggs.

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While we were watching her, a neighbor stopped by.  When we came back to check on her, she was gone.  Here is her hole.  We don’t think she laid any eggs.  At least we couldn’t see any down there.

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1 comment:

K0vac@yahoo.com said...

Are you still around? (Slim) John and Helen Kovac