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#310919 - 06/20/10 02:25 PM There's eggs in my cement pond!
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In the backyard of the house I'm renting, there's a swimming pool that is not in use because of structural problems. It's uncovered, so there's a few feet of water in the deep end. Leaves and pine needles fall in, so the water has a nice brown color. We've seen tadpoles in the spring and a few big frogs survived to munch on mosquito larvae, no doubt. My son was a big hit at preschool when he took in a dozen tadpoles last spring.

Anyway, I was taking a rake to the water to get some of the pine needles and leaves out, and I raked up some eggs. They are white, oval, about 2.5 cm x 3.5 cm. I've been trying to find out what could have laid them, but Google was of limited use. I looked around a pond egg identifier page, but had no luck - most of the info was on frog eggs and fish eggs, and I figure these are probably reptile. I thought they were snapping turtle eggs - have seen one on the property - but those eggs are round.

Any ideas?
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#310920 - 06/20/10 02:40 PM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: medic8r]
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If they are "leathery", they are probably some kind of snake egg.
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#310935 - 06/20/10 07:50 PM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: Adrian]
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Snapping tutles are no joke. Them's is bad reptiles.
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#310985 - 06/21/10 10:12 AM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: 2x6spds]
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pictures?
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#310987 - 06/21/10 10:24 AM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: Murph]
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I was thinking it'd be cool to have pix.

Lemme see what I can do after work...
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#310991 - 06/21/10 10:42 AM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: medic8r]
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Need live cam for this one too.

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#310997 - 06/21/10 12:22 PM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: CatBrat]
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Whatever hatches out of those eggs, a 12-gauge shotgun should be able to handle it.

Or were you considering a big-ass omelet ?
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#310998 - 06/21/10 12:26 PM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: 2x6spds]
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 Originally Posted By: 2x6spds
Snapping tutles are no joke. Them's is bad reptiles.

Nahh. They're harmless unless you start bugging them. Most animals are more afraid of people than vice versa, for good reason.
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#311006 - 06/21/10 01:10 PM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: Adrian]
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Yeah, but usually bugging a snapping turtle happens unwittingly -- like stepping on them. Then *CRUNCH* you've lost a toe.
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#311019 - 06/21/10 01:40 PM Re: There's eggs in my cement pond! [Re: pmbuko]
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A snapping toetle?
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