[CT Birds] Nonbirding tale
b.webster at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 26 05:55:42 EDT 2009
As I just found out, and was then told, Box, painted and snapping turtles are nesting now. (found two ravaged turtle nests yesterday).
I think I see more snappers this time of the year crossing roads (Roosevelt!!) than in ponds/swamps/wherever. They cross roads to lay their eggs away from the body of water in the dirt/banks. I've always wondered why mother turtles force their babies to walk the gauntlet before enjoying life.... good early life lesson I suppose.
I'm am certainly no expert, but that seems to be a logical answer.
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 22:09:33 -0500
> From: dmrlizdbear at juno.com
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Nonbirding tale
> I have had a similar experience twice in the past week in different
> locations. Does anyone know if this is because of the heavy rain, or are
> the turtles moving for another reason?
> On Thu, 25 Jun 2009 21:56:50 -0400 "Pat Dufour"
>> Yesterday on Route 3 in Rocky Hill, there was traffic stopped ahead.
>> Everyone was slowly going around a good size turtle as it was
>> attempting to cross the road. It seemed to be limping but had a
>> very determine look in it's eye ( I couldn't really see it's eye )
>> and I was pleased and amazed that so many drivers were being so
>> careful to let the turtle keep going on it's way.
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