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Old June 25th, 2017, 09:44 PM
Lynne&Co. Lynne&Co. is offline
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Originally Posted by Barkingdog View Post
The eggs need to be cover with dirt so they can incubate properly . I think it would had been best to put the eggs back where you found them and cover them up with dirt . You're literally walking on eggs shell !

Why are the turtles called 'painted' turtles , I thought they were have more color on their shells . LOL!
After taking the picture, I did cover the eggs with dirt

Excavation is happening next week so leaving the nest alone was not an option. These turtles have literally taken over but we do what we can to live in harmony with them.

As for why they're called painted turtles I think it refers to their underside? I did pick one up that was cruising up the driveway and had a good look. They have quite a bit of colour underneath and on their legs, tail and head
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