Found in Tuckett Street Park: A tiny turtle!

This baby turtle was found emerging from a nest in the  woodchips surrounding the childrens play area in Tuckett St. Park. 

It seems that the mother had laid her eggs in the soft layer of woodchips/sawdust right next to the play equipment.

Some kids in the play area found the turtle. They carried the youngster to the creek and safely released it. 

It seems remarkable that it survived given the number of children (and adults) trampling all over the area!

We assume it is a baby Brisbane Short-necked turtle, but perhaps someone can confirm that! 

If you know the species, please send us an email at:  webedit2@moggillcreek.org.au