Two weeks ago, on a rainy night, a pregnant snapping turtle laid her eggs near our grill. My home is about a quarter of a mile away from any water source--and it is quite an ordeal to get to one--considering we live at the tippity-top of a monstrous hill. Regardless, next to my homes grill now serves as a mucky turtle nest, laden with beautiful eggs.
I did a bit of research, and it seems that these eggs will hatch about 62 days from when they were hatched, which comes out around August 8 (coincidentally, my brother's birthday). At any rate, I am worried that the tiny turtles inside those eggs will not make it to water safely--I fear that their mother is the dead remains on the side of the road at the bottom of our hill. My neighbors are the culprits, I suspect.
When these turtles hatch, if their mother is not around, I will attempt to lead them myself.