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Marsh Terrapin | by cybeR@NGER
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Marsh Terrapin

Small terrapin 20-30 cm in carapace length. The two small tentacles, beneath his chin, are used to rub the back of the female's head, during courtship. He then squirts water through his nostrils onto her face and they mate soon afterwards.

 

Kruger NP, South Africa.

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Taken on October 18, 2011