Please meet another of our new friends, Tillie. Now Tillie is very shy and she didn't want to stick her head out too far. Besides she was pretty busy. After she had dug a deep hole, she was laboring to drop her eggs into the hole. She then covered the eggs up with the dirt and left, trusting that in a few weeks her babies would hatch and find their way down to the lake where she lives.
But I guess that is nature and how it works. I haven't heard of a shortage of snapping turtles, so I don't think this is unusual, but it does seem sad. Poor Tillie!