Mamma Snapper

 

Mama Snapper

Egg laying time for mamma snapper

This Snapping Turtle is making a mighty contribution to the food chain. Eggs will be served up for raccoon, skunk, squirrel, and a great host of willing natural diners. A nest will consist of a buried deposit of 25 or more eggs which will take up to 75 days to hatch, if they make it that far. After hatching they continue to contribute to the local food chain as a predators delight. Its no wonder the survivors are know for their fierce demeanor.

 

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7 thoughts on “Mamma Snapper

  1. Maggie

    Great photo, I love the duck weed, looks like she just climbed out of the swampy water… She looks like she is a fierce survivor…

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  2. tippysmom2

    I have a large snapping turtle that makes the trek up a very steep hill from a little creek to a farm pond every year. I assume it also goes back to the creek in the fall…..I just usually catch it on it’s way to the pond. They can have a nasty demeanor. Guess they must to survive.

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