Pictures in S.africa of P.Pardalis!!

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So my best buddy was sent to South Africa temporarily for his job and found some pardalis! He is stoked because he is a enthusiast like myself. He has a trio of sulcata adults back at home and was thrilled to run across an adult female and male P.pardalis. I'm hoping he has more pictures soon! Enjoy them Leopard Lovers!!!!ImageUploadedByTortForum1392569675.433474.jpgImageUploadedByTortForum1392569685.148130.jpgImageUploadedByTortForum1392569693.290014.jpgImageUploadedByTortForum1392569702.526557.jpg


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Cool pics! Sorry for my bad understanding but looks your friend specialty for tortoise or was it a surprise that he found these torts?
 

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Beautiful! I wish I could visit SA and see them first hand too. What a lucky guy. For future reference, and to everyone who may have a chance to see tortoises in the wild, don't pick them up. They store urine because water for drinking is scarce, and if you pick up a wild tortoise you may make him release his stored water reserve.
 

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Very cool. Thanks for posting these pics. What part of SA was he in?

What species of turtle is that in the third pic?
 

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I'm going to take a wild guess that its an African sideneck turtle (Pelomedusidae).
 

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They stumbled across them while doing field work. The smaller if the two was male. He was shocked at the size of the female. Yvonne I asked him and he said they didn't pee on him but they both were super active and scratched the crap out of him.
Tom they were located in grahamstown South Africa. He said roughly 20 miles from the southern coast.
I'm so jealous of him! What an event of a lifetime :)
 

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Ask him for new picture if kinixys homopus psammobates chersina etc :-D
 

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He got extremely lucky to come across pardalis. I don't think he is lucky enough to come across all those others lol. Fingers crossed ;)
 

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Very cool pics:) thanks for sharing! I too wish for that marvelous experience:)
 

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Thanks for sharing these. It's very cool to see them as they appear in the wild.
 

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Haha [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES][SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES] is he there because of his job or for holiday?
 

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Well friends my buddy saved a pardalis from becoming road kill this morning. He had to scream at the truck driver to STOOOPPPP because they literally came within inches of squashing it. The truck driver thought he was nuts lol. Praise God they didn't squash it! He grabbed a few quick shots and released it.
I must say this one may be the coolest p.pardalis I've ever seen! Enjoy the picsImageUploadedByTortForum1393265350.086300.jpgImageUploadedByTortForum1393265362.764953.jpgImageUploadedByTortForum1393265376.360646.jpgImageUploadedByTortForum1393265536.880911.jpgImageUploadedByTortForum1393265550.274801.jpg
 
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Wow look at that little tort!! Amazingly beautiful. So glad it wasn't hit!
 

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Look at that. The double dots. The freckles. No steering wheel on the left side of the car...

Based on shape, I bet that one is a female.
 

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Tom said:
Look at that. The double dots. The freckles. No steering wheel on the left side of the car...

Based on shape, I bet that one is a female.

How would a young male differ in shape? I'm curious because of my young group. I know you have several young males to compare to if I remember correctly.
 

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