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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  • Scott Robinson 8y

    Windbrook condominiums, off Watkins Mill road.
  • Whitevale Wonder 8y

    great thread of pics! We also found a clutch last weekend, but I didn't think of turning them upside down to take a photo! Great perspectives.
  • Turtle.Lady 8y

    THEY ARE S000000 CUTE! 0MG! i HAD A TURTLE JUST LiKE THiS! EXCEPT iT WAS AWHiLE AGO i REALIZED iT WAS AN ALLiGAT0R SNAPPiNG TURTLE...S0 i HAD T0 RELEASE iT, SADLY...iT WAS MY BWESTEST BUDDY F0R AB0UT 8 YEARS...i MiSS iT AL0T...i F0RG0T, iT TURNED 0UT T0 BE A GiRL...AND THEY WERE A LiTLLE DRiED 0UT...
  • Krisha Photo 8y

    really wonderful photographs.

    3 dead... very sad.

    i thank you for taking the time to save the 8 that you could!
    poor things :'(
  • Dave 8y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Maryland Wildlife, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.


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  • donnacnd 8y

    very nicely done! have you considered submitting a story for "Ranger Rick" children's magazine?
  • Scott Robinson 8y

    Thanks donnacnd. It does sound like a Ranger Rick story doesn't it? I hadn't really considered submitting anything... Too many other to-dos on the list.
  • Janet 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called PicturePerfect (INVITE ONLY), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    What a wonderful series of photographs and what a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing : )

    Seen in Maryland Wildlife www.flickr.com/groups/mdwildlife/
  • phil and addie 7y

    Hi, this is a great photo!

    I have used it in my blog post (and linked back to you as per the requirements of Creative Commons). Please take a look and let me know if it is OK. If you don’t want it there then obviously I will remove it immediately.

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    Thanks!

    Adelaide
  • Billie 7y

    these are definetely baby snapping turtles....they are so cute! My daughter had one a few weeks ago that she caught at a nearby pond. She kept him for a few days, showed him to everyone and then put him back in the pond.
  • rmpbklyn 7y

    If you have a moment could you please post this excellent photo to Wildlife Trust
  • rama jai 7y

    Too cute!! =D
  • fixedgearrider 7y

    Adorable, very nicely shoot with the focus point on the closest turtle.
  • amor8 6y

    Great photos. I just read the poem Turtle by Kay Ryan www.loc.gov/poetry/180/083.html and thought your photos are a great visual to his words.
  • charro2009 6y

    Hi.
    I'm want to use one of your baby turtle photo in advertasing. Can we talk about it? we can payyou. I'm writing you from mexico city.
    please contact me: jorgherrerias@yahoo.com.mx
  • Emma Larkins 5y

    Great image! used it on my site! How to Start a Freelance Writing Career
  • Yazmin Wickham 5y

    Loved this photo! Just wanted to let you know that I showcased your photo on my blog post here:

    www.turtletopia.com/turtles/march-of-the-baby-turtles/

    I'm also an admin for a group called Turtletopia, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Thanks!
  • Neyonta Mamun 5y

    Very sweet, it's clever the way they are the same colour as the pavement.
  • marycrocketthill 3y

    Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I'll be using your turtle picture for a book I am writing for children. Of course I am crediting you for the photo.

    If you'd like to find out when the book will be available for a limited time free download from amazon.com, let me know at turtlehousepress@yahoo.com and I'll make sure you get notified.

    Thanks so much for sharing your great picture!

    Mary Hill
  • marycrocketthill 3y

    Hi. I just wanted to let you know that the children's book featuring your turtle photo is out! "WHY ARE TURTLES SO CRAZY AWESOME?" is now available on Kindle:

    www.amazon.com/Turtles-Crazy-Awesome-BrainPower-ebook/dp/...

    Please help get the word out by letting your friends and family know!

    Also, the book will be available for FREE over Earth Day weekend (from April 20-April 22, 2012), so please encourage people to download it then.

    You don't need a Kindle to read Amazon eBooks. With Kindle Apps, you can read Kindle books on your computer, Iphone, Ipad, Blackberry, or Android. More info about that can be found here:

    www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771

    Thanks again for sharing your great photo!

    Mary Hill
    Turtle House Press
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