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Travancore tortoise

Indotestudo travancorica


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.

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marylou.wildlife 5 years ago

This is absolutely incredible!! You have a great eye for things!

KarthikAk 6 years ago

Thank you :)

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

I removed it for you :-)

KarthikAk 6 years ago

Thanks Scott. That was by mistake!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Hello. Nice spotting! Just to advise that when the organism is present it is not a "sign" of wildlife, so you should remove this spotting form the Signs of Wildlife mission.

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Dec 9, 2014
Submitted on Dec 9, 2014

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