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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Our Newest Addition


If you look closely- you can see our newest addition - a teeny tiny newborn box turtle about the size of a quarter.

Interesting story really.....about 3 months or so ago, Beth FOUND a momma box turtle in my parents' backyard. She was just hanging out...crawling around....laying eggs!! (well - egg- just one...that we found!). Tilley the momma turtle hung around a few days, staying hidden mostly in the mulch and weeds and other beautiful landscaping, but she ultimately disappeared, orphaning her newly layed egg. So....we moved it to a nice location and covered it up and did everything the internet sites about turtle eggs told us do....and 85 days later....


There was actually a little turtle in the egg! We had no idea and according to most of the resources we read, we WOULDN'T know if the egg actually contained a turtle until the incubation period was up - we'd either get a turtle or not. Well - we GOT A TURTLE! He/she is really kinda cute. He/she is now resting in a nice tupperware sweater box (with no top), that is full of moist dirt, leaves and plenty of hiding places! I'm going to the pet store today to figure out what to feed this little bugger! I'm hoping the Kindergarten class at Beth's school will adopt him as their class pet. I think it would be neat for the class to watch him grow!
But for now....I'm just trying to keep him/her ALIVE! EEK!

4 comments:

Leia said...

OMG that's amazing! How sweet of you to take care of him! You have to let us know what he eats! How tiny and cute!!

Emily said...

That is SO COOL!!!

Katie said...

i used to have a box turtle named midge. as i remember he loved strawberries and cat food. good luck.

Michelle said...

Wow-- that's pretty neat!! He/she is pretty cute!!