Female. Reputed to have been brought to Australia by Charles Darwin.
Found this Tortoise while on a trek last Sunday.
The rustle of the leaves alerted us to this old creature.
It was slowly moving underneath all theleaf litter. It froze as soon as we approached it.
We 3 of us took a few shots and left the place. :-)
Length: 1feet approx
Turtle in wild eating nopal /Tortuga en estado salvaje comiendo nopal
Found trying to cross the main road
dead on road
Dead on road
Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...