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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Blanding's Turtle Laying Eggs

The kids, in wondrous attention, came upon this turtle laying her eggs, by the pond next to our house, and were captivated by the spectacle.

Based on my research, Minnesota DNR, I think this is a Blanding's turtle; though I am not that confident.  My interest in turtles has soared since I saw her laying eggs. Now I must identify the turtle's type - with confidence - so I can know the length of incubation. Waiting to see baby turtles come out of the the ground will be too long, 45 to 90 days depending on the type. If this is not a Blanding's turtle, reader, please let me know.

I'll keep you posted. So long ...


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