Snake / Long necked Turtle - Chelodina longicollis

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'Snake / Long necked Turtle - Chelodina longicollis'

Snake / Long necked Turtle - Chelodina longicollis

[Public Domain] 8 Feb 2005 Dylan O'Donnell
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Kneeling in the treated water, the area was already ”on the nose” but none so much as I when I knelt to feel the surface of the turtles back. I continued to take photos and was overwhelmed by a foul smell I naturally assumed would be from the ”poo pond” I was sitting in. The long necked turtle emits this horrible odor as a defense mechanism. More common than the Murray turtle, I found this species in a relatively shallow pondage at Wonga Wetlands.

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