Three of the nine turtles began emerging from their eggs July 6, right on schedule 66 days from laying.
The first one to hatch was #7, and the kids name it ‘Finn’ since that’s the first part of it we saw.
Pretty soon, several other embryos were visibly on their way to turtle-hood.
An umbilicus on each will buy several days’ survival until they find a more permanent habitat — our creek in the back where Mama lives.
#5’s yolk sac is quite visible in the sunlight, #6 has the prettiest shell pattern, and #7 remains wary of its temporary captors.
Please pardon any typos as this post was hastily composed and delivered without the aid of a desktop from the comfort of the back porch swing. Still outside!!