Mud Lake in Summer

Mud Lake in Summer

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Turtle Walk Time

 

A snapping turtle was seen crossing the yard yesterday.  This is the local sign of egg laying and turtles on the move. 

The nest has not been spotted, so maybe whatever eats the eggs every year will not find them either. Turtle eggs have not fared well over the last few years.  Deposited by our garden they are dug and eaten almost as laid. Never seeing this done, we have no idea what gets them.   Maybe baby turtles this year.

The other event likely to happen is spotting turtles crossing the roads slowly around here.  None so far, but one does have to be in the right spot at the right time to view this.  Problem occurs as people stop and wait for slow turtles to cross.  Moving them is not advised, but if one must, then only in the direction they were going.  If not, then they just walk back on the road.

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