Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Snapping Turtle Laying Eggs?

According to Peterson's Guide on Reptiles and Amphibians, snapping turtles are rarely seen on land unless they are laying eggs in early summer which may explain why my dog Dakota found one this morning just beyond the fence to her pen.

While Dakota may have thought she'd like to dig under the fence to play with her new playmate, I doubt it would have been a pleasant experience for her especially given how the bite of a snapper can be pretty ferocious. Thank goodness for fences!

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