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Diamondback Terrapin Eggs: June 2010

posted Jun 1, 2010 8:29 AM by Hester Burch [ updated Jun 1, 2010 8:39 AM ]

diamondback terrapin eggs

photo copyright Hester Burch

Diamondback Terrapin lays 8 to 12 eggs in a six inch hole she digs in the sand. Many animals love to eat terrapin eggs including: crabs, crows, gulls, rats, muskrats, foxes, raccoons, skunks and mink.

These eggs were found on top of the sand at Elms presumably dug up by a predator May 2010

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