Terrapin on the move

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A marsh terrapin (Pelomedusa subrufa) in the Karoo.

Asante Sana Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape – South Africa.

While checking camera traps in Asante Sana Private Game Reserve I stumbled across this marsh terrapin crossing the road along the top of a dam wall. The eastern cape is presently going through a dry period and in the back ground you can see the dam is drying up. This is possibly the reason this terrapin was on the move, in search of an area with more water or to find softer soil to bury itself and aestivate until more favorable conditions.

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