Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Mama Turtle Layout
I am the queen of spotting turtles ever since a few years ago when we went on a massive turtle hunt to find one for our beaver pond. Of course that little episode cost me $450 in vet bills, but now it's a semi-happy memory! The dog is still a large pain in my derriere but I suppose that is to be expected.
So, I finally figured out where turtles lay their eggs. At least all the dumb ones. On the side of my very active two lane paved county road.
I spotted this one on the way into town and pulled a u-turn in the neighbor's driveway. Had to check it out for myself. Evidently this Mama is a Snapper due to the shape of her face. I stayed far away anyhow. I mean, I did not invite spectators in for the birth of my two kids. Birthing tends to make one grouchy and interested in biting or snapping.
I tried having a discussion with the Mama on better sand being elsewhere, but she was not having it. Walking down after her egg laying was over, I realized that the side of the road is where lots of turtles lay their eggs due to how many piles of sand I found. I guess some baby turtles survive the side of the road hatchery.
Just a quick close up so you can see how that orange flower resembles a turtle shape due to it's depth. Love those flowers!
Also, recycled a paper of Luke's from school. School is nearly over here for the summer and the recycling bin is filling up with all the stuff they have been hoarding in their lockers and desks. Was glad to make use of one of them.
Happy Hump Day Peeps!