Gaia's Winter Surprise

Zamric

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Hello Everyone!

I know I haven't been around in awhile and to tell the truth, after WalkingRock passed, I had little interest in seeing torts other than mine.

Other than that, Life carries on. Today I was out in the yard fixing broken sprinkler heads (I hade 4 that I knew of). I worked my way from the front yard to the back yard. when I get to the back yard I am stupefied to witness my little Gaia (not so little now at 25 lbs) throwing her first clutch of eggs.....right next to the next sprinkler head I needed to fix! I got a few Pics and a couple of videos. All in all she laid about 16-18 eggs then packed them tight and fluffed the grass around it. the spot looks almost undisturbed when she was done!

Here's a few pics. I may upload the videos later.
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wellington

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Congrats.
OMG, I can't believe they are all grown up.lol.
Like Heathers Levi and a few others, your two are extra special to me as I have watch them grow from the beginning.
Keep us updated on the clutch please.
 

Zamric

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Congrats.
OMG, I can't believe they are all grown up.lol.
Like Heathers Levi and a few others, your two are extra special to me as I have watch them grow from the beginning.
Keep us updated on the clutch please.

Thanks! She grown a lot since moving to the desert
 

Carol S

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How exciting. You are lucky that you caught her laying the eggs since she covered the nest up where the ground basically looked undisturbed.
 

Zamric

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How exciting. You are lucky that you caught her laying the eggs since she covered the nest up where the ground basically looked undisturbed.

And to think.... I almost put off changing my broken sprinkler heads because we’ve had rain and I knew the sprinklers would not go off for a couple of more days. Awful glad I fought off a bad case of “The Lazies”!
 
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