Nesting in the sand

Snapping up some real estate

A female snapping turtle is seen nesting in Swanzey recently. Common snapping turtles lay 20 to 40 eggs in soil banks or areas of sand and gravel, and may be several hundred feet or more from water, according to N.H. Fish and Game. Each egg is about the size of a ping-pong ball and generally hatches in 80 to 90 days.