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Leopard tortoise

Stigmochelys pardalis

Description:

Small ± 30 cm tortoise with a very strange 'growth' or 'passenger' on its back - could it be a tick?

Habitat:

Walking along the tar road in the subtropical African bush veld.


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Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Lat: -23.93, Long: 31.50

Spotted on Mar 23, 2014
Submitted on Apr 17, 2014

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