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Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)

10 Oct 2010 20:14 - 17 May 2013 13:05 #207 by
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.

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20 Mar 2013 15:09 - 21 Mar 2013 17:55 #836 by Xenocrab
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20 Mar 2013 15:26 #837 by Paul T
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Cool! Without a doubt the most hated of arthropods!

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18 Jun 2013 06:25 - 18 Jun 2013 07:03 #1105 by Paul T
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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.
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04 Aug 2014 17:35 #2153 by Paul T
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Long time since I saw a tortoise - the weekend at Kaeng Krachan. I presume same species but not 100% sure




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05 Aug 2014 01:47 #2154 by onflipflops
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Wow that's amazing. It's the same size as a pick-up truck!

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07 Aug 2014 16:54 - 07 Aug 2014 17:26 #2155 by wildambience
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Last week came across this big fella near Ban Krang in Kaeng Krachan. I guess it's a Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys) but I'm no expert on reptiles.





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07 Aug 2014 17:27 #2158 by Paul T
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Now THATS a tortoise!

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07 Sep 2014 16:31 - 08 Sep 2014 06:07 #2283 by Xenocrab
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Another Elongated tortoise (Thap Lan NP) doing what they like to do best, eating Kotoran Luwak a highly expensive dietary supplement only obtained from civets.


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07 Sep 2014 23:14 #2286 by onflipflops

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