We have a new addition to our household that's taking up a bit of our time these days.
He/she is the first hatchling EVER from one of the numerous egg caches that our pond turtles lay throughout our yard every year. There was a sibling that escaped our temporary holding area that we have not found - I'm hoping it's hiding out in the pond!
It has an official name now that it has started to eat & has the vet-approved indoor set-up. Meet 'Little One'
We hope to put him/her in the pond with the parents (who shall remain anonymous since there are 3 females & 2 males and we haven't a clue who is responsible!) next summer.
Since our turtles lay 50+ eggs every summer, I'm concerned over this new-found fertility...