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Tortoise??

Postby pigeonboy » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:12 pm

What is this tortoise species? I cannot even though I have tried to in a couple of books.
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby froot » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:25 pm

Looks like an old Angulate tortoise. Where was it found?
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby Pythonodipsas » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:29 pm

It does look like an Angulate but it would be an enormous one!
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby BushSnake » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:35 pm

It has those characteristic triangles on the side, but something makes me think its not an angulate. It looks more like a cross between a Leopard tortoise and an angulate, but that sounds a bit far fetched. Don't know what else it could be though?
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby armata » Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:05 pm

Good Lord, angulate markings but leopard shape, how strange. Look at that head, not an angulate head. The carapace should be longer and not so domed, very weird, a hybrid?????
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby glasbyb » Thu Feb 11, 2010 7:09 am

I will put this out as a wild guess but Greek/ Spur thighed tortoise...
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby Bushviper » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:13 am

I would like to know the origin first. I am thinking along the same lines as glasbyb and possibly looking at the exotic route?
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby rolandslf » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:25 am

I do not know what it is, but, Tortoises have been Hybridised.
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby pigeonboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:03 am

Thanks ppl. Anyone else has an Idea let me know. I caught it in my garden in Amanzimtoti, K-Z.N.
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby Max » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:28 am

Can you show us a pics of her plastral?
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby pigeonboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:46 am

Dunno if this helps but, when I put him down on the floor he will chase you down and then will actually bite your feet. Yes I mean he is agressive and he is pretty fast too.

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Re: Tortoise??

Postby Bushbaby » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:24 pm

Could you take a photo of the belly, one from the front, and one from the back. It may help us try identify it.
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby pigeonboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:07 pm

will post later today
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby jka » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:28 pm

Keep him just incase.

He looks like a old angulate, the shell structure is too big and similar to a leopard tortoise.
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Re: Tortoise??

Postby pigeonboy » Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:47 pm

Here are those pics you requested. He's about 30cm flong and about 15 across (not accurate measurements)
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