Thursday, July 4, 2013

Stinkpot Turtles at Singleton

The stinkpot turtle became a threatened species in 2002. I saved a couple off nearby roadways in the last few years and introduced them to the safe habitat along our shorelines. On June 29th one came to lay eggs in our yard. They all look the same to me so I am not certain if this is one of my friends. These small turtles are very secretive! After we found out where she laid and was headed back to the lake, I gave her a free ride back to the water's edge. I protected her nest so that these eggs should hatch safely in 9-12 weeks. The baby stinkpots are only 3/4 on an inch when they hatch...

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