Saturday, June 03, 2017

Here comes Trouble

Forty feet from the edge of the pond, Trouble, the snapping turtle, meticulously deposited her annual supply of eggs in the lawn this morning, covered them up, then headed back home. Her route took her to a four-foot drop on the waterfall, she looked over, then gamely plunged over the edge, emerging none the worse for wear; a tired mother whose day is done.
Now the debate begins. Do we really need more snappers? Should we dig up the eggs or just leave Nature alone?

1 comment:

Sue Tegland said...

As I said on FB, I wonder if there might be an agency that would relocate the eggs safely away from your pond.
I wonder if your goldfish have shown up yet. That's likely only enough food for one turtle, anyway.