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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Turtle Week has Another Actor

Last night when I got home from work, another giant turtle came into the yard. This time in the front yard. This big lady went right to work digging a hole with her back feet so she could lay some eggs. These pictures show the front view with the pile of dirt behind her. The second shows her digging the hole using one of her back feet. She would switch feet occasionally until the hole was just right. After about two hours, she finished and covered the hole so it was almost impossible to see any digging had occurred. She walked back into the woods and we constructed another cage to protect the nest from the raccoons or other hungry critters. This means four turtle encounters in the past six days.


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