Rooting for baby turtles


This morning I wore my glasses when I went for my morning walk. I also grabbed my camera and a walking stick.  I was on the look out for baby snappers.  Three months ago the mother snapping turtles were all over us as they dug holes in the sandy fields and in the road side gravel.   It is now time for their babies to hatch and dig their way out.  Apparently these little new borns are only as big as  your finger nail.  How sweet.

I had no luck this morning sighting any babies but I will keep a vIgilance.

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In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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2 Responses to Rooting for baby turtles

  1. We found one trying to lay eggs on our side yard last year. She was a little lost, considering we are about a mile each from the bay and lake Ontario.

    • poor creature. We saw lots of them (i.e. 20+) around in late May. Some had shells larger than car steering wheels!!!) Our property backs onto a large marsh. Apparently the female must be at least 20 years old before they are even old enough to lay eggs and they live up to and more than 80 years of age. I’m now a huge supporter of turtles. amazing creatures…

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