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Two strangers passed in the night (or day)…do you know who they were and where they were going?5-8-13  mystery photo 081

29 responses

  1. Jason Berard

    Wood turtles heading to lay their eggs?

    May 9, 2013 at 11:06 am

  2. Cindy

    Turtles. Off to lay eggs.

    May 9, 2013 at 11:09 am

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    May 9, 2013 at 11:18 am

  4. polly

    snapping turtles!

    May 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

  5. Betsy Hawes

    turtles going to or from egg laying?

    May 9, 2013 at 11:29 am

  6. brendan

    painted turteles

    May 9, 2013 at 11:33 am

  7. Kit Pfeiffer

    snappers on their way to lay eggs?

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    May 9, 2013 at 11:38 am

  8. Bill Lowe

    It looks like a beach. I can see foot marks and a central line, likely a tail. I going with a pair of snapping turtles looking for a place to lay eggs.Bill

    Date: Thu, 9 May 2013 10:59:55 +0000 To:

    May 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  9. Penny March (ex VINS bander)

    Think the tracks might be turtles.

    May 9, 2013 at 12:15 pm

  10. Phyllis

    I love this photo (and all of your photos). Of course, the trails are from my favorite animal – the turtle.

    May 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

  11. Turtles. tracks don’t look heavy or powerful enough to be snapper tracks. First guess is ainted? But in sand like that? The wiggly tailtrack is maybe “diagnostic”, but beats me.

    May 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    • “Ainted” turtles are very contrary beasts. “Painted” is what should have been written.

      May 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

  12. Dianne and Ed

    Maybe some kind of worm, but the tracks are raised and I might have expected the tracks to be depressed. Maybe heading to water?? Dianne

    May 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm

  13. Cindy Sprague

    Is it snapping turtles out looking for a nesting site?

    May 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm

  14. Lynne Fitzhugh

    Looks like turtles going to lay eggs in sand. Maybe snappers because of strong tail track.

    May 9, 2013 at 1:35 pm

  15. Gwyn Loud

    Hmmmm. Could it be horseshoe crabs heading for spots to lay eggs?


    May 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  16. clydo1946 .

    Looks to me like turtle tracks or a drunk fat man.

    May 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

  17. Mary Ann Driscoll

    My guess was two turtles but did they walk over each other or change directions?

    May 9, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  18. Ned Jacoby

    It looks like two snakes of about the same size crossed paths – the one from the lower left going over the other snake as they crossed.

    May 9, 2013 at 4:58 pm

  19. Fran Ludwig

    Snapping turtle coming and going from egg laying??

    May 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  20. P A Therrien

    Turtles going or coming back from laying eggs or hatched baby turtles going to the water?

    May 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

  21. brad

    turtles going to lay their eggs.

    May 9, 2013 at 8:54 pm

  22. Mimsy Beckwith

    “Turtle crawl”! First one female traversing the sand to lay eggs;, then a seond whose low-slung carapace overwrote the trail of the first. Freshwater debris? Smallish turtles… How about two Painteds?

    May 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  23. Stephanie

    Turtles laying eggs?


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    May 9, 2013 at 9:21 pm

  24. Elliot

    Snapping turtles
    Looking for nesting sites

    May 10, 2013 at 1:11 am

  25. I. Peloquin

    I agree that these are turtle tracks. Whether they were in search of each other, or a place to lay eggs, or a way back to the water, I don’t know.

    May 10, 2013 at 2:35 am

  26. Robin

    My first thought was horseshoe crabs, but turtles sounds more likely.

    May 14, 2013 at 7:02 pm

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