Nothing to report

Remember a few months back when I saw the turtle making a nest and laying eggs? I had read that they turtles usually emerge 90 days after laying.


I have to report: nothing happening so far.


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It's almost exactly 90 days now, and although one day I saw the mulch moved around the nest area, as if something had been digging, there's been no sign that the turtles have emerged. I removed the mulch and the soil looked undisturbed.

The mulch pile a few feet away has been dug up a few times though:


But you can't really see it in this photo. This got me wondering if maybe the turtles did hatch, but have taken refuge under the abundant mulch in the area?

One website I read said that the turtles actually hatch after about 60 days, but then stay in the nest for several more weeks.

I've pretty much decided that I won't be seeing any baby turtles.

Even if I pick the right day to look for the little guys, and that was actually the day they emerged, What are the chances that I look at just the right time? I'm pretty sure that baby turtles are not going to just hang around after coming into the world.

We'll see though. Maybe I'll be surprised.

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Mark and Gaz  – (September 15, 2014 at 5:11 AM)  

Hopefully you might be pleasantly surprised indeed, cross fingers!

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