Remember our little friend from Thursday’s post? It looked as though a handful of other eggs had the potential to hatch. Based on egg condition alone, I guessed there would be a total of six. I guessed wrong.
The incubator has been busy. There are a few more turtles just waiting to hatch. Click to enlarge the photos.
Looks like my guess was too high, doesn’t it? Wait.
Overnight, three other turtles hatched, so we’ve got four that have completely emerged, and three others that are on their way. Plus any surprises that get thrown out there. If you only click on one to enlarge, click on the left. It is hard to appreciate the weirdness in a thumbnail.
And let’s not forget this guy.
Here’s an upclose and personal of his egg-tooth. He used that to shred the egg in order to make his escape.
I’ll be watching the clutch with even greater interest over the next few days. Who knows what miracles will emerge?
I’ll keep you posted!
SO CUTE! Happy Monday post!
Aren’t they the cutest little critters?!
It is pretty cool. Nature is amazing!
Very happy Monday news! What were the odds on that? Look forward to more cuteness.
I know. The odds that the eggs would still be viable seemed really slim to me. And now there are turtles everywhere!
Oh that is too absolutely and completely brilliant. So tiny and so complete. I am deeply impressed! You have the BEST job! c
I do have the best job. Though I’d trade places with you anytime.
Omg! How sweet is that? Hatching turtles. Eventually you may be overun with them.
As soon as they all hatch, they’ll be ready for re-release. They would be a LOT of work to keep in captivity!
I’m sorry…I didn’t get to hear the rest of this at recess. Tell me tomorrow maybe?
For $1 I will tell you. Or I will let your students write about it.
Amazing! Turtle belly buttons. Who knew? Thanks so much for sharing. I like the stubborn little dude with only his head out. You go, little dude! Don’t let anyone hurry you along!
You seriously should publish a picture book about this. Kids would love it!
SO MANY TURTLES! I am absolutely in love with their little crankity faces. They are ALL SERIOUS BUSINESS ALL THE TIME, those baby turtles! I would want to be watching them ALL DAY. I would not get any other work done.
Awww ❤ This really made me smile x
I love your turtle-y lertle-y posts. 🙂
Woot, woot! Sometimes it’s just good to be wrong!
Isn’t it just?
just freaking adorable. adorbs! minus the egg tooth. that is scary.
The egg tooth is surreal. Just wait until you see the next pics.