Unplayable lie: Turtle lays eggs in golf club's sand trap

The Associated Press

ALLISON PARK, Pa. — Talk about an unplayable lie: A snapping turtle has nested in the sand trap at a Pittsburgh-area golf club, forcing officials to rope off the hazard.

Officials at Wildwood Golf Club in McCandless Township tell KDKA-TV that a golf pro saw the turtle laying the eggs in the sand bunker on Monday morning.

Officials don’t want to disturb the buried eggs which, coincidentally, are white, round and about the size of golf balls. That’s why they’ve roped off the area and are telling players to drop their ball elsewhere before continuing play.

Experts at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium say the sand trap is a logical spot for the eggs to be laid, sunny, warm and easy for the mother to dig in and bury the eggs.