Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stuff You See in Boston While Walking the Dog

We live near the Muddy River, which separates Brookline from Boston. On my daily dog walk tonight, I spotted two large snapping turtles laying eggs along the path. (Last September we found ten newly hatched baby turtles along the same path.) I've never seen one depositing eggs before--quite a sight. They dig with their hind legs and raise and lower their rear ends and bury the eggs pretty deeply, but above the high water line. The one turtle wasn't more than two feet off the bike path--I hope she makes it through the evening undisturbed (she clearly wasn't going anywhere until she was finished).

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