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During a weekly visit to one of my favorite places in the western ghats, came across this wonderful creature. My first encounter with a wild tortoise. He was so well camouflaged that we couldn't spot him with our eyes. We were able to spot him only by the sound made by his sudden jerk, getting under the leaves on sensing us coming close. I bet we would have missed him had he not made that jerk. we were lucky to encounter a rare tortoise which is several decades older than us.
Spotted on Dec 9, 2014
Submitted on Dec 9, 2014