Remember this guy?
Yep. That’s a fortune cookie, alright.
The next day, this is what it looked like.
That’s its tail. When I touched it, the turtle would curl its tail up. I think it’s ticklish.
I would show you a photo of the finished product, but I can’t. Because there are eight of them now, and I have no idea which is which. Eight. I was pretty wrong. And there are still a couple of eggs that might hatch. We’re almost at 50% as it is. Not bad considering their story.
Full to the top with cute? Ready for that to-go box? Coming right up.
I want to stick it in my pocket and take it home. I won’t. No, really. Can you see that egg tooth.? It blows me away!
Here’s your to-go box. Box turtle, that is. It hatched yesterday. It’s an Eastern Box Turtle, Tennessee’s state reptile.
Its plastron is completely different from the snapping turtles’. You can see the beginnings of some yellow, though it may take a few years for real color to appear. Note how its yolk is almost completely absorbed.
This post is for my friend, sj. I hope she knows why. All the purty turtles to you, sj!