Hicatee eggs (Courtesy TIDE)

The Toledo Institute for Development and the Environment, TIDE is reporting success in incubating a set off Hicatee eggs rescued late last year.

Hicatee hatchling (Courtesy TIDE)

A posting on TIDE’s Facebook page today reported that the first hatchling was recorded on Wednesday by the organization’s Private Protected Lands project.

According to the social media post “during the first week of December 2013, the rangers came across an eroding bank with a set of Hicatee eggs. The team decided to incubate the set of eggs to learn more about this data-deficient species.”