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Hermann's tortoises are small to medium-sized tortoises from southern Europe. Young animals, and some adults, have attractive black and yellow-patterned carapaces, although the brightness may fade with age to a less distinct gray, straw, or yellow coloration. They have slightly hooked upper jaws and, like other tortoises, possess no teeth, just strong, horny beaks. Their scaly limbs are greyish to brown, with some yellow markings, and their tails bear a spur (a horny spike) at the tip.
Seih-Sou, the suburban forest of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Greek names: Μεσογειακή χελώνα, Χελώνα του Χέρμαν.
Spotted on Feb 18, 2016
Submitted on Feb 19, 2016
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