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.


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

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

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