In the image above, there are five eggs. Can you identify them?
Clue #1: The three brownish round ones were found in the mulch pile in the Celery Farm parking lot.
Clue #2: The roundish white egg, slightly smaller than a Ping Pong ball, and the bigger bluish once came from my pocket: They are replicas from an outfit called Bone Clones.
The answers: The three little eggs are snapping turtle eggs.
The whitish one is a screech owl egg replica.
And the light bluish one is a great blue heron egg.
Raccoons or other night creatures raided our backyard the other night and dug up (and ate) some 50 snapping turtle eggs.
Judging from our dug-up front yard, side yard and back yard, the snapping turtles' strategy appears to be to lay eggs everywhere and hope that some hatch.