Okay, so we like to get our reptiles some exercise. They, like many animals in captivity, can get lazy and fat without the rigors of a wild life style (ie - having to find food and run away from predators). When it’s slow, we let them run around to get some cardio!
Diamondback terrapin laying eggs at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The group of volunteer naturalists is relocating a nest in harm’s way, carefully marking them to reorient them properly in a new nest off the path. Then they will install an exclosure to prevent egg predation. The species is listed as Threatened in Massachusetts.