Thursday, September 12, 2013

I Found a Little Baby Snapping Turtle

A few days ago in one of my updates, I mentioned not seeing any baby turtles this year.  Then on Tuesday, as we were turning onto the main highway near our house, I saw a little baby snapping turtle on the side of the road.  I had my husband go around the block and park.  I ran over and picked him up.  In the short time it took us to go back, he was trying to cross a main highway.  Between the traffic and the very hot weather we were having that day, I don't think his chances were very good.  We went back home, and I watered him down.  I headed him down the hill to the marsh.  I hope he makes it, but I have no way of knowing.  His chances are better now and at least I tried.

See how little he is.

Hopefully he is heading in the right direction now.

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