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While riding by Lake Samsonvale today I was delighted to come across this female Freshwater Turtle digging a hole to lay eggs.

The burrow was about 30 to 40m above the shoreline, so she’d come a long way to dig the hole.

She was about 30cm in size, and had dug a 30cm hole for her eggs.

As I approached, she just froze and looked at me as if to say "Can’t a girl have some privacy?"

So I took a few photos and moved on, feeling very privileged.

Today was just a short ride as Liz and I are going to spend a few hours at GOMA this afternoon 🙂

Total distance: 26.1 km
Max elevation: 140 m
Min elevation: 2 m
Total climbing: 533 m
Total descent: -553 m
Average speed: 15.69 km/h
Total Time: 02:13:22
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