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Found egg
Found egg  
I found an egg in my bushes and i dont know what it came from. We dont have many bird around here and i dont think the birds we have could lay an egg this big. I had someone say maybe a turtle or snake.

Does it have a hard shell?  It looks like a chicken egg to me, but you haven't put anything in the photo for scale.

Reptile eggs will have a leathery shell or a partly calcified shell, and tend to be oval/capsule shaped, or perfectly round.  Bird eggs are narrower at one end than the other, and have a hard shell.


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Donna Fernstrom


My particular focus is on snakes and lizards, but I have a decent smattering of knowledge of turtles and crocodilians as well, plus the experience to get relevant information quickly if I don't have it on hand in my brain. I can answer questions on captive care, diet, breeding, incubation of eggs, starting hatchlings, and more. I am particularly experienced with ball pythons, Lygodactylus geckos and other small lizards with similar care requirements, leopard geckos, and garter snakes.


I am a professional breeder of ball python morphs, Lygodactylus (dwarf) geckos, and mourning geckos. I have begun working with Irian Jaya carpet pythons, and plan to expand to include more gecko species in the future. I also have a background breeding leopard geckos, and have kept several other species of small lizards, snakes, and a water turtle.

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I have many care sheets published on my own website.

High School Graduate. Extensively self-taught due to high interest in wildlife and reptile care.

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