AVON – A momma snapping turtle is making the best of the aftermath of the Mother’s Day flood and decided to lay her eggs in the freshly deposited soil that barely holds the Van Son’s backyard in place.
Ted Van Son Jr. said that the eggs have been safely moved and will not impede the continued recovery process for their property on Littleville Road, done with the help of friends, neighbors and businesses from across Western New York.
“We have moved the eggs and they are safe,” said Van Son Jr. “We will continue to work as we can.”
Along with the rest of Avon, the Van Sons suffered significant damage to their property, and their backyard which edges the Conesus outlet was undermined and began to slide away from the house. That’s when Western New York stepped in to lend a hand.
“I would like to personally thank Ricelli Trucking & Driver, Janus Trucking & Driver, Steve Krieger, Daniel Nusbickel, Murphy from Power Construction, and Annie from Senator Gallivans Office for all their help,” said Ted Van Son Jr. “This would be a much different situation if I hadn’t reached out to neighbors on all avenues.”
Dirt and stone bank reinforcements have been placed downhill by volunteer workers and two trucks have been donated for the project by Senator Patrick Gallivan.
PHOTO CAPTION: Cover – Momma snapper. (Photo/Ted Van Son Jr.) Inset – The turtle laying her eggs. Inset Bottom – The damage on May 11, 2015 to the Van Sons’ backyard. (Photo/Conrad Baker)
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