"A Sand County Almanac"

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Common Snapping Turtle

Snapping turtles love the ponds at the Lilypons Water Garden.  They can be seen cavorting in the water hunting for food or a mate...



When the time is right they come out of the water...




 
They are looking for soft earth or sandy soil to dig a nest and lay their eggs...



Incubation time is temperature dependent, ranging from 9 to 18 weeks.  Keep your fingers away from their powerful jaws.





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