If you pay attention, there are some interesting observations in nature. this year, I've paid attention to the turtles that come up the hill and accross the yard. two monhts ago, when they were laying eggs, I noticed an increase in crows and snakes. I would find the holes where the turtles laid eggs dug open and a few pieces of shell around. a few days into the laying period, I obsevred the eggs being laid and gathered them. I placed them in a clay pot and have been watching them hoping they would hatch. a couple days ago, the robins and crows have returned in force and this morning a newly hatch turtle was in the clay pot. so i assume the birds have returned to the area to harvest the newly hatched from the few eggs they missed, just hope the snakes don't follow.