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Blanding's Turtle at Carp Ridge

I found this turtle half-buried at Carp Ridge, apparently laying its eggs. It was big--about ten inches long, I'd say. My friend Gillian confirmed it from the photo as a Blanding's Turtle. I wish it and its offspring well. Blanding's Turtle is an endangered species. It maintains a toehold in just a few places around Ottawa, and the South March / Carp Hills area is one of them.

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June 23rd, 2013 at 9:24 am
Neat! I hope they stick around!