Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Happy and Tragic Tale of Two Turtles

In June, this Mama snapping turtle made her way out of the lake, up our hill, across the yard, and laid eggs in the soft sand along my neighbor's driveway. When she was finished, she made her way back to the lake, leaving the eggs to fend for themselves.

She looked so ancient! And huge! I think she may have had a run-in with an
outboard motor from the looks of her shell.

 This morning the eggs started to hatch. My neighbor Mo helped one little guy find his way to the lake.

Okay, now the tragic part. A sibling wasn't so lucky. What are the chances that a tiny turtle the size of a silver dollar, will take his first steps out onto the road just as the postman pulls up to deliver the mail? I will spare you the gory details.........

1 comment:

  1. love the Bill character in clay! But you have to be a certain age to remember all the oh nooo's Bill used to give. martha