Chester and the Next Generation


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(Chester the Turtle, lives in Chester River, Chestertown; photo credit: Andrew Oros; click image for larger version)
I love cities — but love nature too, and this very big Maryland snapping turtle crawled up into my back yard recently, dug itself a big hole for the next generation of turtles in our river and creek, and went back off to the blissful muck created by living on the edge of tidal flow waters.
We may never see Chester again — and yes, I know that this is a female turtle — but her little ones will be hatching in 60-80 days and we’ll be protecting them, making sure they all get out to the water safely.
— Steve Clemons


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