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Snapping turtle makes egg nest outside book store in Bangor

Books-A-Million by the mall has become an egg nest after the turtle laid her eggs in front of the store on Sunday.
Books-A-Million by the mall has become an egg nest after a snapping turtle laid her eggs in...
Books-A-Million by the mall has become an egg nest after a snapping turtle laid her eggs in front of the store on Sunday.(WABI)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 9:09 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A snapping turtle decided the right place to start a new chapter in her life was right outside of a book store in Bangor.

Books-A-Million by the mall has become an egg nest after the turtle laid her eggs in front of the store on Sunday.

Employees of the book store immediately got creative in an effort to help keep the eggs safe.

A plastic mesh tray sits over the eggs which are being held down by a few bricks.

The area is secured with traffic cones and caution tape.

Books-A-Million employees and customers alike were surprised, but intrigued by the turtle’s choice to lay her eggs there.

”People are pretty excited, I know all my coworkers are excited about it, we’re excited for them to hatch and we get to see them, and hopefully we’re going to help them make their way back towards the pond back there so they don’t go out towards the road,” said Alexis Wagner, a Book-A-Million employee.

Books-A-Million employees say they did some research, and expect the eggs will hatch sometime in the next 9 to 12 weeks.

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