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Friday, June 17, 2011

western long necked turtle

we found a poor wee turtle on our drive today stuck in the fence it was so lovely and strange







so we did what all god/animal fearing women do,, call a man to help,, no i dont really mean that but i didnt know if it had teeth stupid, of course they dont ,, anyhow as it happens its quite rare to see on let alone have a good 10 min nosey at it befor the ranger ,, called mike came to save it,, he also was very taken by this shy wee creature anyhow it made my day


Narrow-breasted snake-necked turtle
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Suborder:Pleurodira
Family:Chelidae
Subfamily:Chelodininae
Genus:Chelodina
Subgenus:Macrodiremys
Species:C. M. colliei
Binomial name
Chelodina Macrodiremys colliei
Gray, 1841

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