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Box Turtles

Long about July 2013 my noshellbrother was in the back yard weed eating.  He sent text to mom… hurry come out here turtle laying eggs in our yard….

So mom and dad both ran out into our yard to see this lovely box turtle dig her nst and lay eggs in our yard.

imageAs you can see our yard very big and we have woods behind so ideal place for lots of animals.

imageOnce she laid the eggs she moved back to the edge of the woods and rested.  Turtles do not stay with their eggs or nests they pic a good place lay them and move on…and as you can tell it would be very hard to tell it was there if mom had not marked it.

imageMom showed the video and told our girlshell, Zoya at @torttime who gave us the link to instructions on how to protect the egg nest.  And then we waited ….eggs should hatch in 84 days and we checked and we checked and no babies.  The literature says somethimes the babies will winter over in the nest.  So on Friday February 21, 2014 mom went out to check the nest and….

imageShe three on top cold little baby turtles and she wriggled them out of the dirt and ran back to the house to get tool to extracate the fourth.  She found one egg that apears to not hatched.

As you can see they are very cute and a little bigger than a quarter.  I was in charge while mom was fixing their house.

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our permanent home and rocky antics

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Penne obstacle course

Penne obstacle course

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Sweet sleepy babies

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We are getting bigger

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