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Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus)

Southeastern Five-lined Skink (Eumeces inexpectatus)

This is the Matamata and I have seen these over the years on TV but never really looked at them until this book. I have always loved this turtle sense the first time I had seen it I think it is such a unique and amazing creature and I read about it in the book I am reading. The turtle does not bite like other turtles do and tear at their flesh they inhale their pray water and all and they let the water out before they swallow.

This is the Matamata and I have seen these over the years on TV but never really looked at them until this book. I have always loved this turtle sense the first time I had seen it I think it is such a unique and amazing creature and I read about it in the book I am reading. The turtle does not bite like other turtles do and tear at their flesh they inhale their pray water and all and they let the water out before they swallow.

Fact: The favorite food of a wild radiated tortoise is an prickly pear cactus.

Fact: The favorite food of a wild radiated tortoise is an prickly pear cactus.

5+Lined+Skink | Eumeces inexpectatus (Southeastern Five-lined Skink)

5+Lined+Skink | Eumeces inexpectatus (Southeastern Five-lined Skink)

A crisp image of an Angonoka tortoise.  The Angonoka or Ploughshare Tortoise is one of the rarest tortoises in the world and is noted for its unique shell shape and colors.  Let’s keep working with Madagascar for a bit – this is the Angonoka, possibly the most endangered tortoise in the world. It is also called the Ploughshare Tortoise for the way that its shell ends in scale-like patterns around its legs.  Like all tortoises, this little guy looks both harmless and hard to kill, but they…

A crisp image of an Angonoka tortoise. The Angonoka or Ploughshare Tortoise is one of the rarest tortoises in the world and is noted for its unique shell shape and colors. Let’s keep working with Madagascar for a bit – this is the Angonoka, possibly the most endangered tortoise in the world. It is also called the Ploughshare Tortoise for the way that its shell ends in scale-like patterns around its legs. Like all tortoises, this little guy looks both harmless and hard to kill, but they…

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