We were so happy to see this Mama softshell turtle digging a nest to lay her eggs when we walked along a pretty marshy area at Fort Cooper State Park.
We were able to get close for a good view.
Okay...maybe she's not very pretty and we should back out again! haha
Here's a roped off area next to where she was digging. I guess she didn't know she was supposed to dig in a specified spot!
You can see the path she has taken and that she is starting to dig in these pics.
I found more info on Wikipedia HERE. "The turtle is almost entirely aquatic, only emerging from the water to bask or to lay eggs. It prefers the still waters of ponds, streams, lakes, and swamps. Like all softshells, it is very fast-moving in water and on land."
Here's a view of the pond she came out of.
We love visiting our State Parks!
You can always see something you've never seen before.
I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.