Thursday, March 21, 2013

Aha! Captured!

I wrote of the 15 BIG BOYS in the previous post and later today I went back to try to catch them all in one shot. End result: I captured EIGHT. They saw me again and I was even wearing a dark jacket and creeped VERY slowly, but EIGHT IS GREAT.





THEN, I saw the pen sitting on her nest. Using my zoom function, I caught her too.


After the nest has been built, which typically takes 2-3 weeks, the egg laying process begins with an egg being laid every 12-24 hours. Once all the eggs have been laid, which can take 2-3 weeks, they will all be incubated (ie sat on to start the growth process) at the same time with hatching usually 42 days (6 weeks) later.

3 comments:

  1. Hey thanks for all the info. I am chomping at the bit to get out there with my camera.

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  2. Only to be drown and eaten by all the turtles!!! Wildlife is savage!

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  3. You'll be back just in time to see the babies.... I hope.

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