created the topic: Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)
This is an endangered Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) in Thap Lan National Park. Its interesting in that it shows the tortoise eating the scat of a wild cat, and also that tortoises are vectors for ticks as it has two hitching a ride on the shell.
18 Jun 2013 06:25 - 18 Jun 2013 07:03#1105by Paul TW
Paul TW replied the topic: Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) & ticks
I was sat having a bowl of noodles and scratching my leg at the weekend and felt something hard under my finger tip - this beasty was crawling up my leg. Luckily it was still on the outside of my trousers. Kaeng Krachan.
I really hate them, I itch for weeks if I get bitten.