Snapping turtles have been using my yard for years to lay their eggs.
So far, at least five female snapping turtles have trashed sections of the would-be garden to lay their eggs by the dozen -- including one on Saturday morning and at least one Sunday.
I know what you may be thinking -- just what we need, more snapping turtles at the Celery Farm. In fact, almost all these eggs will become omelets for raccoons.
At the start of the video -- best played with the sound on -- the area is pristine. Then I cut to Mama Turtle and zoom in as she lays an egg. I show that again, and then a third time -- in slow motion.
Think of those televised lottery drawings, with Ping-Pong balls shooting out.
I also have footage of a weekend snapping turtle heading back to the Celery Farm.
The video is 2 minutes long, and action-packed -- as far as turtle videos go.
Don't be scared. Keep telling yourself: It's only a movie.
More on snapping turtles here.