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Entries from August 22nd, 2008

Alligator snapping turtle: Nashville resident?

August 22nd, 2008 · 22 Comments · Radnor Lake, turtles

I have long suspected that the alligator snapper resides at Radnor Lake, but I have no evidence to present. There was, however, some convincing hearsay from a nurse walking on Otter Creek Road with her young daughter. She confidently answered a couple of questions about a supposedly amazing, huge turtle sighting she had within the […]

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Baby Box Turtle on South Cove Trail at Radnor Lake

August 10th, 2008 · 25 Comments · Radnor Lake, turtles

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 On my way up so-called “hill1” – the climb on the South Cove Trail nearest to the west (Granny White side) parking lot, I came upon a juvenile eastern box turtle. The appearance of baby turtles is interesting in that it differs significantly from the adult in color and shape, and […]

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