“Nobody can eat 50 eggs”
Perhaps not, but this turtle just laid more than 40 of them.
You get the most amazing shots! Awesome work Tony!
Not a big fan of snapping turtles but I let them be. Always thought as a kid that they are what stegosauraus’ evolved into.
Forty eggs? That, their long life span, and tendency to spend most their time in the mud on the bottom is probably why they have survived as a species for 90 million years or more.
Better out than in!
/sarc/ It’s obvious our host only shows the turtle denialists. How can this turtle ignore the settled science of catastrophic sea level rising? Doesn’t it care about the eggs’ future, the children? They’re doomed.
A sizeable snapping turtle was pulled from a boating lake they were cleaning out near me in southern England, lucky for the workman it was around the time of the cold snap, so it was in brumation, and no fingers were lost. Must have been a long swim to get here from the USA!
My first thought when I saw that pic? “Turtle soup.”
…and the turtles will inherit the Earth.
Not that they are in any RUSH :)
You’ve got to fry snapping turtle eggs. If you try to boil them the whites never turn white. Instead the whites stay clear. Also the meat it amazingly chewy, like rubber bands, if you don’t prepare it right. But turtle is a good survival food, and also some old timers in New Hampshire sell them to restaurants. They go out wading, looking for where the reeds move. Yikes!
Final trivia. The moms can travel up to five miles to lay eggs. Apparent they don’t want Dad to eat the hatchlings.
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