Thursday's Deer Management Meeting
Fanning Report 060214: Mink, 'Munk

Look Out for Snapping Turtles

As you may know, my wife have a "natural" front yard -- native plants, no grass, no pesticides -- and the Snapping Turtles just love to lay their eggs here every late May and (this year) early June.

We are talking more than a dozen turtles over several days, laying dozens of eggs. Not for everyone, but it works for us (me more than Patty, since it is her garden they are digging up).

They also cross the road, so drive carefully on Franklin Turnpike!

If you see one laying eggs in our frontyard, you are welcome to stop and watch from a distance. They seem oblivious.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, in honor of National Snapping Turtle Week, I'll post my two favorite front yard Snapping Turtle videos...