Clover the turtle, with no back legs,
Can’t dig a hole to lay her eggs
But when she arrives on the Florida sands
Biologists lend some helping hands
She lays her eggs, they’re covered over,
Then slowly, off again goes Clover.
Via CNN, a story of Clover the leatherback turtle. Her hind flippers have been bitten off by sharks, but with a little help from her human friends, she still lays several nests of eggs each year (seven this year).
It’s really a sweet story–especially on a news day dominated by scandalous politics. There’s only so much muck I can wade through. On the other hand, take a look at the comments following the story. Even here, commenters are chastising those who deny god’s powers–how else would a turtle know how deep to dig?