Friday, June 15, 2007
Snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
Snapping turtles were laying eggs all over Carlisle last week. First, on June 2, Ellen Miller reported three large snappers laying eggs at Foss Farm. Linda Palmaccio has seen a snapper laying eggs in her garden on Woodridge Road for the past five or six years, and she (the turtle) was at it again on June 4.
On June 8 Steve Golson photographed one laying eggs on the west side of Brook Street where it crosses Pages Brook. On Sunday, June 10, a fisherman at the Maple Street bridge told me he had seen a snapper laying eggs by the side of the road earlier in the week.
photos by Terry Golson
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