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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Freshwater Turtle

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Freshwater Turtle

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While riding by Lake Samsonvale today I was delighted to come across this female Freshwater Turtle digging a hole to lay eggs.

The burrow was about 30 to 40m above the shoreline, so she’d come a long way to dig the hole.

She was about 30cm in size, and had dug a 30cm hole for her eggs.

As I approached, she just froze and looked at me as if to say "Can’t a girl have some privacy?"

So I took a few photos and moved on, feeling very privileged.

Today was just a short ride as Liz and I are going to spend a few hours at GOMA this afternoon :)

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