my 'single' turtle laid 2 eggs
I have a mud turtle that i found about 2.5-3 months ago. I keep him in a huge plastic bin with sand and lots of water. Today, there were 2 eggs in the bin, one in the plastic sand pit and one in the water. My husband and I had to wash out his bin (or I guess "her" bin) so we moved the eggs together into the sand pit. I know absolutely nothing about turtles and eggs and was actually getting ready to release my turtle because I want him to be happy and such.
Could my turtle have laid eggs without help of another turtle? I mean, he hasn't been in contact with any other turtles for as long as I have had him. And, should I release him and get rid of the eggs or should I just leave them alone? What chance to the eggs have of hatching? Any help would be appreciated.