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When do snappers normally hatch?

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Posted by: Ryan Shackleton at Mon Oct 17 19:55:45 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Ryan Shackleton ]  
   

I used to post here quite a bit but it's been several years. I was goose hunting this afternoon(in IA) and found a couple newly hatched common snappers. One had been killed by something(maybe even stepped on by another hunter, who knows?) and I thought the other was dead until I picked it up and it moved. Our temperature has been dropping fast on the way to winter-not sure if we've dipped below 40 yet but we've definitely had nighttime temps well below 50. The turtle was about 300 yards from the closest water and had lots of dirt on its shell. I haven't looked for an egg tooth yet, but it definitely has an umbilical scar and the carapace is only slightly bigger than a 12 gauge shotgun shell(MAYBE about an inch for any non-shooters). Just wondering if it's normal for them to hatch with weather this cool.


   

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