Saturday, August 30, 2014

Snapping Turtle Hatch

Today a massive snapping turtle hatch occurred in the bunker of #14.  The turtles were shuttled to the nearby pond for safety.  Female turtles like the soft sand in bunker to lay their groups of eggs (up to 25-80 at a time).  It takes between 8-18 weeks for the eggs to hatch, depending on weather.  Adults can live up to 100 years old.