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When I first spotted this turtle in the distance I thought it to be a Brisbane Short-necked Turtle, the most common turtle in the Brisbane river catchment area (see signage found at the gardens on the last pic). On examination of the pics I believe it to be a Saw-shelled Turtle, based on the spiny neck, serrated carapace along the rear edge and a large head shield.
A large pond at Mt Coot-tha Botanical gardens, established on subtropical woodlands.
This short-necked turtle is also locally known as snapping turtle because of its fierce bite. Primarily carnivorous, the Saw-shelled Turtle eats fish, tadpoles, insects and frogs. It is one of only a few native Australian species capable of safely consuming the poisonous introduced cane toad, Rhinella marina.