The day began sort of hazy really early, then turned warm (86*F) and sunny. I watched a huge snapping turtle trying to find a safe spot to lay her eggs at seven a.m. She was settling into a hole she made under the rose hedgerow, when the fire trucks showed up. I guess she didn't like the palaver which was only 30 feet from her chosen spot. She left and wandered further along. She was huge.