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It's that time of year when turtles are venturing out of their normal habitats to bury their eggs. The sand  from a beach would be an excellent medium for this. I'm guessing there is a freshwater system near there. I remember as a kid bumping into one while catching crabs next to the jetty at Corporation Beach in Dennis.

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Yeah, I live on the Indian Head. They come up in my backyard every year to lay eggs this time of year. I could not think of a freshwater area close to where I was. Just surprised the hell out of me. 

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57 mins ago, The Rappin One said:

It's that time of year when turtles are venturing out of their normal habitats to bury their eggs. The sand  from a beach would be an excellent medium for this. I'm guessing there is a freshwater system near there. I remember as a kid bumping into one while catching crabs next to the jetty at Corporation Beach in Dennis.

That would scare the chit out of me 

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Only ever saw one snapping turtle in saltwater...was fishing a dock shadow line in the middle of the night dropping cloister flies in front of bass that were waiting for shrimp to drift to them. Done this a thousand times...that one night there was a snapping turtle doing the same thing the bass were doing :squid: Not a big guy, maybe 8-9#...but only one I ever saw in saltwater :)

 

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I’ve seen a snapping turtle in New Bedford Harbor, but there are a couple freshwater systems near enough.

 

Snapping turtles can cover a mile or more on land to find suitable nesting sites.    

 

Freshwater turtles can end up in salt water also through storm drains, and also when well-meaning (but uneducated) people pick them up on land and “help” them get back to water.  In some cases, bringing them to salt water.  

 

 

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I found this one a few years ago while mountain biking. I stopped to take a picture and it came over and tried to bite my tire. 

 

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This one laid eggs in my side yard after crawling out of the wareham river. Saw one in the water a week later while I was catching schoolies. 

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