Just Going Through Some Old Pictures

Yvonne G

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Not very sociable, those YF tortoises!
10-15-11 YF-1.jpg 10-15-11 YF-3.jpg 10-15-11 YF-4.jpg 10-15-11 YF-11.jpg

The larger Manouria have since gone to San Diego to live at Will's house:

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Giving BO a piece of peach off a skewer (he has since gone to live with a new keeper in L.A.):

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SO getting into trouble:

Aldabran troublemaker - SO 10-11-14 b.jpg

Desert tortoise with aberrant scutes:
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baby desert tortoises:

baby desert tortoises 02-14-15.jpg

California desert tortoises:

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This is a very interesting picture. The sulcata's gular was chewed off by a dog. The 'stuff' that grew back when it healed is leg scales. So this tortoise now has leg scales where his gular should be. I just found that terribly interesting!:

larrys gular 'legs'-2.jpg

I guess that's enough for now. Misty's telling me it's time for her lunch.
 

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Not very sociable, those YF tortoises!
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The larger Manouria have since gone to San Diego to live at Will's house:

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Giving BO a piece of peach off a skewer (he has since gone to live with a new keeper in L.A.):

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SO getting into trouble:

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Desert tortoise with aberrant scutes:
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baby desert tortoises:

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California desert tortoises:

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This is a very interesting picture. The sulcata's gular was chewed off by a dog. The 'stuff' that grew back when it healed is leg scales. So this tortoise now has leg scales where his gular should be. I just found that terribly interesting!:

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I guess that's enough for now. Misty's telling me it's time for her lunch.
Wow that’s incredible!
 

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The sulcata's gular was chewed off by a dog. The 'stuff' that grew back when it healed is leg scales. So this tortoise now has leg scales where his gular should be.

That is so strange! Why would such a thing happen? His body needed to cover the wound, so I would have thought maybe skin. Maybe scales are made of keratin, which would kind of make sense to replace bone.
But other broken shells haven't been fixed with scales, have they?

I'm just thinking out loud here...no idea what I'm talking about.

Can someone explain this to me?
 

Yvonne G

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That is so strange! Why would such a thing happen? His body needed to cover the wound, so I would have thought maybe skin. Maybe scales are made of keratin, which would kind of make sense to replace bone.
But other broken shells haven't been fixed with scales, have they?

I'm just thinking out loud here...no idea what I'm talking about.

Can someone explain this to me?
I know, huh? It's really amazing to me. It was all a raw wound and when it started healing leg scales grew. And they're not hap hazard either. It's all very symmetrical and pleasing to see.
 

ascott

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Not very sociable, those YF tortoises!
View attachment 264670 View attachment 264671 View attachment 264672 View attachment 264673

The larger Manouria have since gone to San Diego to live at Will's house:

View attachment 264674

Giving BO a piece of peach off a skewer (he has since gone to live with a new keeper in L.A.):

View attachment 264675

SO getting into trouble:

View attachment 264676

Desert tortoise with aberrant scutes:
View attachment 264677

baby desert tortoises:

View attachment 264678

California desert tortoises:

View attachment 264679 View attachment 264680

This is a very interesting picture. The sulcata's gular was chewed off by a dog. The 'stuff' that grew back when it healed is leg scales. So this tortoise now has leg scales where his gular should be. I just found that terribly interesting!:

View attachment 264681

I guess that's enough for now. Misty's telling me it's time for her lunch.
I wonder is the grow back is leg and scales and since there is not gular....it has the appearance of growing in its place?
 

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