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Old Oct 28, 2019, 9:43 AM   #1
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Default Long-necked Turtle

Southwestern Long-Necked Turtle(chelodina colliei), endemic to the South West of Western Australia

While out looking for Rainbow Bee-eaters in the local wetlands I saw this fine specimen cross the path and I then spent 45 minutes watching her progress.

She ambled around looking for an appropriate place to lay her eggs.

She decided this was a good spot, clearly she did not have any consideration of my needs to get a clear photo and I didn't want to disturb her by getting too close.

Once the eggs were laid, they were carefully covered over leaving no sign that the turtle was ever there.

This was a better experience than last week when we saw a similar sized turtle that had been killed by a fox.


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Old Oct 28, 2019, 4:07 PM   #2
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G'day Mike

What a beaut series matey - and I commend you for your tact ( ! ) in leaving her in peace while laying the eggs.

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