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Eastern Snake-necked Turtle

Chelodina longicollis

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32 Comments (1–25)

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

Thank KarenL... Great News.. Love the TURTLE BLOG!! :)

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats Christiane, your turtle is featured in the Project Noah blog! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/5115997...

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks Roger...

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks NeilDazet.. Great information. I did not no that this are the most ancient turtle. :D

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

These snake-necked turtles are one of the most ancient families of turtles. They are found in the wild only in the southern hemisphere.

hg_williams3
hg_williams3 8 years ago

this is really cool ive never even heard of these

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 8 years ago

Christiane, great spotting and thank you for saving this wonderful turtle!

KATE359
KATE359 8 years ago

That's creepy looking!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thank Emma...

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

finally had a chance to see all 3 videos! great work!

borzrach
borzrach 9 years ago

Very cool photos and videos..

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

@ ceherzog Yes it is amazing..and I am happy I rescued her! She is now in the creek that borders my property.. I spotted her this morning!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Great job, Christiane. It's amazing that her carapace was not broken after having been run over twice! Turtles & cars....what a dilemma. Thanks for your rescue!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

Thank you to all of you! I just hope she will be happy in her new home!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

That last video with the turtle stretching her neck out is awsome Christiane!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Thats very good of you to help the wildlife! :)

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

This video is a masterpiece and thanks for taking care of her!

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

I don't know much about this turtles.. they are normally very shy. I found this one on the bridge.. run over by at least 1 car and very dehydrated. So I stopped the car, picked up the turtle, put her (It was a her) in the Esky and took her home! She was checked by a vet! After 2 days she was very active and happy to go back to the creek!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

The video is awesome! Thanks for sharing it!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Very cool! Did you post the video! That was great!

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 9 years ago

Those are nice shots of a really gorgeous turtle. Are they fairly docile, or is there a good reason to stay out of reach of that amazing neck?

7yl4r
7yl4r 9 years ago

wow, that's a neat one. That is one epic-ly long neck, and I didn't know there were turtles with such distinct tympanum.

Steve A
Steve A 9 years ago

Good job Christiane - and nice photography too.

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

The turtle is free again!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo3dM0T5Z...

Christiane
Spotted by
Christiane

Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jun 29, 2011
Submitted on Jul 2, 2011

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