May 06, 2015

Could you spare a moment?

It seems I'm slipping backwards off this log. A helping hand would be appreciated.
I promise not to bite.

Chelydra serpentina

In Ontario, females do not begin to breed until they are 17 to 19 years old.
A single clutch usually consists of between 40 and 50 eggs, which hatch in the fall.

Snapping turtles only occasionally emerge from the water to bask. Despite their highly aquatic nature, they do not swim particularly well and are often observed simply walking on the bottom

source - Ontario Nature.

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