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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Tortoises
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:19 pm 
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This one was enjoying a drink in his local pub :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification help: Tortoises
Unread postPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:38 pm 
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Thanks Ales for the ID. He possibly got into the camp when he was much smaller and is now a resident, although there are a few gaps under the fence along the Rhino walk on the dam side. Thanks again. bondm


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 Post subject: Re: ID this tortoise seen near Bontebok Nat Park
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 Post subject: Re: ID this tortoise seen near Bontebok Nat Park
Unread postPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Traveling on the dirt road to Bontebok National Park in October 2013 and came across this tortoise. Can anyone id it for me. Hopefully the pictures will load this time


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 Post subject: Re: ID this tortoise seen near Bontebok Nat Park
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It looks like the Mountain Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) to me, but I am not an expert at all.

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 Post subject: Re: ID this tortoise seen near Bontebok Nat Park
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:58 am 
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Thanks Elsa. I wondered if it was a mountain tortoise, but the only images I had seen on the internet were taken from the front of the mountain tortoise. In comparison to the images I have viewed, this one seems to have, 1) flatter scutes (not very raised or pointed) 2) the gulars (the first part of the plastron at the head end) are not pointed or notched, 3) none of the images I could find showed the back end of the mountain tortoise, and this tortoises rear scute curls right down and I couldn't see a tail. Thanks for your help.


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 Post subject: Re: ID this tortoise seen near Bontebok Nat Park
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Pleasure! :thumbs_up:

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