Watch the ‘home plate’ turtles grow up
LITTLETON – They could be the next big thing after the corpse flower: baby turtles and the live camera pointed right at them.
The Carson Nature Center has been watching their little flock for weeks now.
The babies came hatched at the center in June. Their mother laid her eggs near home plate at Ridgewood Park and left them.
« It’s the snapping turtle way, once eggs are laid in the soil they go back in the water, » said Victoria Sutton, a park interpreter at South Platte Park. « They have no parental investment in the hatching. Once they hatch, they’re on their own. It’s a tough world out there. They are on a lot of menus. »