One species that has become a regular sight lately here on the farm is the snapping turtle. It's not uncommon to see them on Husker Rd. as they are busy trying to find the perfect spot to lay their eggs.
| A female Snapper laying eggs. |
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In fact, a few weeks ago Arik witnessed a snapping turtle climbing to the top of our mulch pile. He was able to capture a photo of her big adventure.
|Female Snapper here on the farm looking for a nesting spot|
A week or so later, as I was shoveling mulch, I stumbled upon a large pile of ping pong shaped eggs. I immediately covered them back up, well, after a picture of course, and have been checking daily to make sure they haven't been disturbed by predators.