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Mound House Happenings shares the latest in ongoing projects, site improvements, scheduled programs and events, plus interesting facts and photos on our unique archaeology, history and ecology.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Diamondback Terrapin

On Thursday March 1st we were walking into the Underground Exhibit and noticed this little guy, half hidden inside the crack between the door and the ground. We quickly picked him up and made a makeshift home for him using a box, some paper towels, shells and a little cup of water. We sent photos over to our Town Biologist, Keith Laakkonen, who called us right away to inform us that it is a Diamondback Terrapin and had probably just hatched from it's nest somewhere inside the nearby mangroves.

As you can see we let him go. These last images really give you a feel for how small he truly was.