Posted: 6/6/2012 4:52:28 PM
[Last Edit: 6/6/2012 4:56:58 PM by akrado]
THE IMAGE ABOVE IS A PAID ADVERTISEMENT
This was in the middle of my yard about 10 ft from the driveway at the base of a large tree. Looks like a fox, coon, or snake? snagged an egg and ate it where it lies. Little yoke in it attracting ants now.
What is weird is that there are pieces of shell leading into the little 2 inch hole there. I was thinking snake hole, but how could a snake carry(roll?) an intact egg at least 50 yds to this tree. There is no possible nesting areas nearby so it would have been 50 yds minimum. I suppose a fox could have buried the egg there temp and came back to it, but why would he bury it in a yard frequented by 2 dogs and just a few paces from my driveway/house?
So can anyone identify this positively as a wild turkey egg? From my google'ing it seems to be possible, but several other native birds have similar looking eggs. I know there are some that pass through or live on the property. But I'm not sure if its a hawk egg or what.. If its still there after work I can measure it if that will help but its roughly the size of an average large chicken egg.
ETA: Pic didn't come out to well w/ the reduced resolution. But it has light brown specks all over it w/ a white background. The darker brown is dirt/mulch that is now stuck to the shell...