Monday, June 24, 2013

Turtles/Our World

Mama turtle is cautiously waiting...but for what?

 I walked by after taking this photo. The turtle was hiding and didn't want to be discovered. Besides, I was looking for birds, not turtles!


Still there!

When I walked back over the path, she was still there...but laying eggs. I wonder if she knew...

Another nest

there was a marauder in the area - a very hungry raccoon.

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40 comments:

VioletSky said...

How amazing that you were there at this momentous event!! Perhaps your presence kept the racoon at bay.

Buttons said...

Oh I love turtles and birds and this is a great find and incredible shots. Darn Raccoon. B

Indrani said...

Oh! So sad to see those damaged eggs.
Great captures.

see you there! said...

Great shots, sure hope the racoons leave this bunch of eggs alone.

Darla

Andy said...

It's a tough world out there.

Sandra said...

I actually said WOW out loud when the first photo popped up. so sorry the racoon got the eggs..

TexWisGirl said...

i relocate the mama snapping turtles when i can catch them on land. take them to a pond down a country road not far from here.

Lowell said...

Aw, that's so sad. We have sea turtles that come up out of the ocean and lay their eggs in the sand on the beaches. Some people destroy them just for "fun." So many areas are now dedicated to the turtles and one can be fined heavily if he/she messes with turtle nests or eggs.

Judy said...

It's a dangerous world out there. The pictures tell the story.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Poor mama turtle. Nice captures!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

She looks like a true mossback. Neat that you were there at THE moment.

RedPat said...

Sad! Raccoons could take over the world. ;-0

Maggid said...

Wow! Mysteries unfold for you . . .
What a surprise you gave us today.

thanks!

Michelle said...

What a cute face she has!

Lowell said...

Hi EG. You must have looked at our weather early on 'cause it's now 90 degrees and climbing. :) Nah, I think it will top out at 91 or 92. But it is humid.

I was going to plant a few bushes today but decided to stay inside and enjoy the air conditioning!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the turtle. I hope the marauder doesn't get her eggs.

Gary said...

The survivial on turtle eggs is low. If you want a great site for Ontario Turtles, check out the Toronto Zoo web site. The promo kit is great also. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Randi said...

Great shots! Sad to see those damaged eggs...

Fun60 said...

Such timing on your part but what a sad outcome.

sylvia kirkwood said...

Awesome captures for the day, EG!! To be able to catch ones like this is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

Kara said...

Oh boy those are great shots. Our little Peter Pan and the Wonder boy would be very interested in seeing that...and yes, they do keep us very busy!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

It's when you find something you weren't looking for! These are great shots. I really hope that raccoon stays away from these eggs!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

There were no 2 legged marauder I was given this by my neighbours who went to the beach.

NatureFootstep said...

it ain´t easy to be a mother some times. :(

My name is Riet said...

That is an interesting post and great shots.

Jill said...

You have perfect timing. This are amazing!

Terri said...

Wow- how cool is that!

eileeninmd said...

Poor momma turtle and darn that raccoon! Great shots!

Marcia said...

We spied one of those large ones in the mud in a field in the Thousand Islands. I imagine it was a female too.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Love the turtle photos ~ Wow!

Thanks for visiting ^_^

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great post, the turtle is beautiful but nature is brutal sometimes.

Stephanie said...

wonderful shots!

ladyfi said...

Wow - that turtle looks ancient and oh so lovely!

Dana said...

Turtles are amazing creatures. They always look so wise.

Have a wonderful day!

dsmyth55 said...

Lovely. But sad.

Sue said...

Reminds me of so many books I've read about the outer banks and the way they have turtle protection clubs that work together to make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen.

=)

edenhills said...

Great captures! How amazing to see her laying her eggs. Hope the raccoon was already full and left hers alone.

edenhills said...

Great captures! How amazing to see her laying her eggs. Hope the raccoon was already full and left hers alone.

Cezar and Léia said...

Graceful critter!
God bless you!
Cezar

Rose said...

I have seen box turtles laying their eggs, but never a big turtle of any kind.

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