The next morning, I found a dead fish in the back driveway and the turtle eggs dug up and eaten.
I asked what happened, and what the fish was.
I suspected that a raccoon dug up the turtle eggs and dropped the fish. Marianne Herrmann suspected the same.
As for the fish, answers ranged from crappie to carp to pumpkinseed to rock bass. I was ambiguous and just said, "Tough one."
Since then, another person has weighed in and said Pumpkinseed as well, so that's what I am going with.
Not to mention that it's a great name for a fish.