some baby turtles for Boots

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, May 5, 2013.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    My son spotted this one while we were clamming today. Baby diamond back terrapin.

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  2. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Way cool!
    All we seem to see here on cape cod these days is great whites.
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  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hooray for baby turtles!! :D
     
  4. SoCalLandscapeMgmt

    SoCalLandscapeMgmt LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Baby turtles are fun. When I was a kid we had a male and several female California Desert Tortoises (all legally adopted through a state permitted rescue). They laid eggs every year and for several years in a row we had 8 or 9 that would hatch. It was pretty cool to watch and there was definitely a trick to getting them to hatch. We also had a couple of red eared sliders that would mate and lay eggs too.
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey man.. Katie loves the baby turtles!

    sweet action shot with it swimming!
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  7. Our tax dollars at work. You are aware of what the Marines who do maneuvers out in the Mojave have to do before the exercises?

    They send crews out and physically move them to safe areas.....100's of thousands of dollars spent to protect a turtle.

    Also, the turtles have taken thousands of acres of B.L.M land away for grazing.
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Baby Turtles > More Hamburgers :)
     
  9. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Today at a new construction job near the water my guy unearthed some turtle eggs. So we moved them to a safer place, only one succumbed to the shovel.

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  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Hey GM, did anyone ever catch that insane guy with the drill?
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