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A Thread For Your Pictures of Split or Extra scutes

Discussion in 'Tortoise Photos & Videos' started by Yvonne G, May 13, 2017.

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  1. Moozillion

    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    HAHAHAHA!!! This looks SO MUCH like a human butt-crack!!!!:D:D:D
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Both are gorgeous! Alex is especially unusual...:):<3:
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    Not a tort but close enough. IMG_20190901_133140526.jpg
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    Here's a picture of my Mabel with her cute little "bump". I got her recently from someone that could no longer keep her, and I think she's a real cutie.

    Mabel Sep 3 2019 14.jpg
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    Mabel is precious, funky scute and all!
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Very nice! One doesn't often see water turtles with aberrant scutes.

    She IS a cutey indeed!!
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    She came to me with a severe RI. I tried my best to save her but unfortunately she passed away.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Oh no. Heck and darn. It's alway hard to lose them when you've tried so hard to save them. I'm sorry.
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    This pic reminds me of what I saw yesterday on the rear chute of my 4 month Red footed named Flash except he is not missing a chute. There was a tiny split down the middle of that chute. Will try to get a pic since I do not know enuff about tort anatomy to even know if it is abnormal.
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    This is an overhead view of our sweet Mildred. I got her a couple of weeks ago, and her shell is a jumble of twists, turns, bumps and crazy scutes....but her personality absolutely makes up for it. Miraculously, she seems to get around just fine even though her shell is very lopsided and uneven.

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    Wow, that really is a jumble of twists, very intriguing.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Someone posted they had not seen pictures of grown tortoises with aberrant scutes. Alison Grey just posted this picture of her sulcata in a heating thread:

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    Very interesting, @Allison Gray - I want to see more of this beautiful animal!!!
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