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#1 JenB

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:54 PM

Hi Everyone,
We have just returned from Turkey and look who I found crossing the road! He was massive! I picked him up and carried him across. I'm not sure if he was suicidal or just had a little dementia but I'm sure he wasn't going to make the crossing alive alone. We also saw a ? Hermann wandering around the trees and plants in the hotel garden. It was lovely to see.
Just thought I would share xx

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Posted 07 June 2016 - 08:59 PM

That's a pretty old torty. It's best not to pick up wild torts really as if they urinate they have lost their reserves and could die before it rains again. He will have crossed the toad lots more times. They would be Iberas in Turkey, especially if down on the south coast area

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 06:38 AM

Oh no, I thought I was helping him. The road was pretty fast, I didn't want him to get squashed.

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 06:38 AM

How old do you think he is?

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 07:36 AM

It's impossible to say how old, but the shell is well worn, so at a guess, 60-70 onwards, so lots of road crossings. Some do get hit by traffic but most drivers avoid them as they can be clearly seen by day. Most of the ones we saw in Turkey were near to roads, but we didn't see and dead ones luckily. Some pics here I think www.tortsmad.com




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