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VIDEO: Freshwater Turtles

VIDEO: Freshwater Turtles
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by in Jul 2009

David M. Carroll’s lifelong observations of New England’s freshwater turtles earned him a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant. In this video, he talks with Justin Shatwell about his work in the wetlands of Warner, New Hampshire.

Read more:
Excerpt: David Carroll’s newest book, Following the Water
1993 Yankee Classic: Turtle Studies

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2 Responses to VIDEO: Freshwater Turtles

  1. Elizabeth Ulnits July 7, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    AMAZING – i remember many many years ago that when i had gone to work in Stamford, Conn. up in the Ridges area – my boss had moved his company into his home and – that a huge snapping turtle was in the middle of the dead end road – this turtle had just laid eggs in my boss’s pond in back of the house – it took so long for this turtle to move wherever it was going – i guess it was tired – ANOTHER ONE – i live in Port Chester, NY along the Byram River and i happened to look out the kitchen sliding door and see a huge lump of something in the backyard at 7:00 a.m. – went down and out to the yard – i went very quietly and here was this turtle laying golf ball size eggs – came back home at lunch, she was covering up the hole – by the time i came home from work at 6:00 she was gone – quite some time later when i got up to look in the yard the babies had hatched and were gone all that was left were something like elastic eggshell casings and a ramp of dirt where they had crawled out of the hole AND she had crawled through a fence to get in my backyard – have pictures of this

  2. Casandra Tower July 22, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    I would love to see pictures!!!

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