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Hidden Oaks Naturalists Release a Group of Snapping Turtle Hatchlings
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Hidden Oaks Naturalists Release a Group of Snapping Turtle Hatchlings

Naturalists from Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale, released a group of snapping turtle hatchlings into Lake Accotink today. 

These turtles were the first to emerge from the 35 eggs that were rescued from a Fairfax resident's garden earlier this summer. The next release will take place on Monday, August 15, at 2:30 p.m. 

According to the Fairfax County Park Authority press release, "The first hatchlings emerged on August 1, creating excitement at the nature center for both staff and visitors alike. Hatchlings cannot be released until they are a week old."

Check out the video of the baby turtles! 

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