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Just Going Through Some Old Pictures

Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by Yvonne G, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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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:

    10-30-11 photo contest dscn5552.jpg

    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:

    CDT 10-15-11 e.jpg CDT 10-15-11 h.jpg

    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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    Wow that’s incredible!
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    Ray--Opo Well-Known Member Platinum Supporter

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    The DTs shanty shack is wonderful.
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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?
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    What causes aberrant scutes?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    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.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Sometimes too hot in the incubation process, sometimes genetic.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    Yeah, I was trying to get some cute pictures to enter into the calendar contest. I'll keep practicing.
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    I concur. And that sulcata trying to climb the fence is too cute.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Supporter

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    That "sulcata" is a 250lb. aldabra!
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    So is like..."Pssst...come over here lady...bring me a snack...now damn it...." lol very fun pic.
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    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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    My bad! :confused: It can be so hard to tell from the back!
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