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Re: Limpopo trip

nvlooi wrote:5okm north of Polokwane my uncles farm.

The best finds were the Writhing skink and Tortioses...



So what were those tortoises doing?

Will
by Will
Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:09 am
 
Forum: Limpopo
Topic: Limpopo trip
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: True or False

Well, half way around the world in another desert with other desert dwelling tortoises, this is logical. The tortoise does not know about tomorrow, it does know about right now, and will seek to survive right now, and will deal with a water deficit while alive. The water is from the bladder, and is ...
by Will
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:32 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: True or False
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: True or False

Well, half way around the world in another desert with other desert dwelling tortoises, this is logical. The tortoise does not know about tomorrow, it does know about right now, and will seek to survive right now, and will deal with a water deficit while alive. The water is from the bladder, and is ...
by Will
Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:30 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: True or False
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: Help with POV

I see, there are many restrictions on both native and exotic herps here too, but they are very much a state by state issue, unless they are part of the US Endangered Species act, and still then you can deal with them, it's just a more onerous task to be compliant with the laws. Many laws are based o...
by Will
Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:34 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Help with POV
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Help with POV

Well yeah, that is true there are many more species of snakes than all chelonians by 10 fold, but SA has more tortoises than anywhere else by more than ten fold. I see some irony here when rosy boas are liked, and to great extent not so interesting as far as snakes go IMO (I've seen 'em in So Cal, a...
by Will
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:43 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Help with POV
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Help with POV

I am struggling to understand what I would perceive as a high valu on NOT having tortoises as pets, native or exotic, yet so many of you folks in RSA have sakes from what is a global source. Is it that snakes ought not be afforded the same 'respect' as tortoises, so lets have them as pets? Maybe tor...
by Will
Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:16 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Help with POV
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: True or False

These things, the urinating and turning over are stressors, the tortoise can survive them, but for what purpose from a person fooling around with them, idel curiosity. The tortoise will likely survive, but why stress it out. The next day that jackal may come across it, and that next stress event, an...
by Will
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:12 am
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: True or False
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

Re: Tortoise??

The one diagnostic feature that is missing is the gular, those shell extensions just below the head, that originate from the lower shell (plastron). It looks like they are very eroded away, had they been there. If they were present and extended out greater than the top shell, then for sure an angula...
by Will
Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Tortoise??
Replies: 26
Views: 6101

Re: Kinixys belliana zombensis

I see this is an old thread. Maybe this comes way after your interest . Your initial ID is dead on correct, it is a zombensis.

Will
by Will
Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Indigenous chelonians and crocodilians
Topic: Kinixys belliana zombensis
Replies: 13
Views: 3788

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