Friday, 1 February 2013

Marsh Terrapin

Marsh Terrapin
The African helmeted turtle or Marsh terrapin, is a small turtle with most of them being less than 20 cm in carapace length. It has a black or brown carapace (shell). They can be found over a large portion of Africa. These semi-aquatic animals live in rain pools, rivers, lakes, and marshes and like places that are fertilised. (Waterskilpad - Pelomedusa subrufa)

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