Remember when I told you about our fun visitors, one being Mr. Snapping Turtle? I stand corrected. It was Mrs. Snapping Turtle.
Unfortunately, when we were weeding our garden and planting some flowers last night, we found the eggs (these are not actual eggs found).
Shane thought they were styrofoam balls .. almost look like ping pong balls. I said, "maybe they are eggs", right as Shane was cutting one in half because he thought it was styrofoam. And he said, "yep. It's an egg." We (I) almost cried. So we buried them all back. Then, when looking online to see if they really were snapping turtle eggs, we found out they were. And found out another sad tid bit. The eggs cannot be rotated, or the embryos die. :-( We have no idea how many were in there or how many rotated, but we feel so bad. I cannot stop thinking about it.
The baby turtles have a long waddle back to the ponds too, and from this site, it says they still stand a tough journey back.
Praying that all the eggs were rotated back to normal and that all the baby turtles make it to the ponds safely.