Herbert the Wonder Turtle

Herbert the Wonder Turtle
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Image by melanieburger
I found Herbert half frozen in the parking lot outside my office this morning. He is now sitting in a dish on our conference table filled with dirt and a little wading pool, all of which is being warmed by the fan of our overhead projector. We are a creative group here!

Based on the yolk sac that is still attached to his shell, Herbert is only a couple of days old at most. I’ve decided I’m going to play turtle-mommy this winter and then let him go when it warms up next spring. Being that Herbert is a baby snapping turtle, I don’t think that I’ll be able to keep him much longer than that, for fear of losing my fingers. Right now he’s soooo cute though.