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identifying eggs found in the rock garden

Posted by lfletch (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 29, 11 at 0:46

I hope I'm posting this in the right place... yesterday I found four seperate clutches of eggs in my rock garden... one clutch has 6 eggs in it the others just two eggs each... the eggs are VERY soft I assume that they will harden with time most of them are about the size of a quarter & a whiteish, gray color, but three of them are much larger & pinkish color, they were all buried about an inch deep... there are no tracks or burrows around the garden or in the yard... we havent seen any snakes or lizards... I'm hopping that someone might have an idea as to how to identfy what kind of eggs they are... I do have pics if that will help... if you have any ideas PLEASE let me know... thanks!!!

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RE: identifying eggs found in the rock garden

Lizards tend to lay round or slightly oblong eggs. Many of the geckos and skinks lay 2 at a time. Larger lizard species will produce larger clutches. Sometimes several female lizards will lay in the same spot if ideal nesting sites are limited. Your clutch of six larger eggs is most likely from one female but not necessarily.
Snakes usually lay several or more eggs in a clutch and they tend to be much more elongated than lizard eggs. All snake eggs and many lizard eggs remain soft and leathery. You can check online to see which species live near you and make an educated guess.

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