Sunday, June 5, 2011

Turtles laying eggs

This painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) decided to lay her eggs near the bicycle trail near Cumberland Ave. west of US Hwy. 52.  She had crawled up to higher drier ground from a nearby pond.

A half hour later the painted turtle had covered the eggs with mud and was gone.  Painted turtle pictures taken May 30, 2011.

This snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) crawled up from the ditch alongside Cherry Lane and crossed the bicycle trail to lay her eggs in this spot.

A half hour later the turtle had left the eggs here under this pile of dirt.  Snapping turtle pictures taken May 31, 2011.

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