a surprise visitor

Right next to our house this turtle mama decided to lay her eggs. It took her hours to dig the hole with her back feet then she tucked her head inside her shell and out came an oblong bright white egg. 5 eggs came out and then slowly moving her back legs she spent another few hours (at least, we went to sleep before she finished) covering them back up.
 See her head tucked in and the egg coming out??? Crazy!
Happy beginning of Summer!


chris said...

fascinating!! and the kids got to watch? it's something they'll remember forever!

Liz said...

What a beautiful experience! I guess you'll get to see adorable little turtle hatchlings soon too!!

Jenny said...

Whoa! How fun to witness this. Post pix of the babies when they arrive!