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Swan Family Update

Snapping Turtle Nursery

If you are wondering where a lot of Celery Farm Snapping Turtles lay their eggs, wonder no more.

Many like to lay their eggs in my sideyard, which -- thanks to my wife, Patty -- is a backyard habitat with mulch (and a lot of native plants).

The sideyard looks like a minefield these days -- raccoons dig up most of the eggs the night after they are placed in the soil by the mommas.

If you are walking past my yard in the next few days, look out for these bruisers. One was laying eggs in the backyard 10 minutes ago.