Port Ryerse Garter Snake and Ms. Snapper
by Jim Sweetman
(Windsor, Ontario, Canada)
On the weekend of June 1, 2013 this large and beautiful Port Ryerse Garter Snake ate a pesky mouse.
You can see the swelling about 25% of the way down. The animal was released in a wooden area nearby.
Ms. Snapping Turtle made a hasty decision to lay her eggs by this lonely country road.
Helpful humans relocated her nest, so that a heavy car would not crush her efforts.
Turtle egg incubation time is dependent on temperature.
Often snapping turtle eggs over-winter in the soil and are born early spring.Thanks, Jim, for sending us this report and pictures!