Encountered this turtle laying her eggs on a sand dike constructed by the irrigation company.Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle (laying eggs)

Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle Eggs

I borrowed four eggs, the white ones, and attempted to hatch them at home.  The other four I found indiscriminately lying on a sandbar.  Could have been a young or confused turtle.  The plastic bowl contained water to keep the atmosphere moist. Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle Incubator

Eighty-five days later they hatched, coming out of their shells as curled up as burrito tortillas. Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle (Hatched after 85 days.)

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