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March of the Baby Turtles

My wife was walking the dogs this morning, when one of the dogs discovered a bunch of baby turtles that had just hatched.


Bad news is it's on a southern slope which points toward the street. I rescued about 8 of the little fellows that had dropped off the curb into the leaves in the gutter. There were already 3 dead ones in the road. I set them in the woods pointing back toward the creek as I snapped photos. Based on my 2 minute Internet research, the look like they might be a snapping turtles?


I took a bunch more photos... I'll post them in the thread below.

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Taken on September 30, 2005