Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata)

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8 years 5 days ago - 5 years 4 months ago #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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5 years 6 months ago - 5 years 6 months ago #836 by Xenocrab
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5 years 6 months ago #837 by Paul T
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Cool! Without a doubt the most hated of arthropods!

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5 years 3 months ago - 5 years 3 months ago #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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4 years 2 months ago #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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4 years 2 months ago #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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4 years 2 months ago - 4 years 2 months ago #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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4 years 2 months ago #2158 by Paul T
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Now THATS a tortoise!

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