Earlier this summer, Betty Kratzke noticed that something was disturbing the ground near the flowers that line her driveway. Solving the mystery this week proved to be a snap _ when baby snapping turtles started crawling around her yard.
“They just keep popping up out of the hole,” said Cliff Hanson, Kratzke’s brother-in-law.
The turtles had recently hatched and were no bigger than a half dollar coin, said Darrell Perry, another brother-in-law.
Family members scooped up 44 turtles in all. They were put in a cardboard box and taken to the nearby James River.