""The pancake tortoise has an unusually thin, flat, flexible shell, which is up to 17.8 centimetres (7.0 in) long. While the shell bones of most other tortoises are solid, the pancake tortoise has shell bones with many openings, making it lighter and more agile than other tortoises. The carapace (top shell) is brown, frequently with a variable pattern of radiating dark lines on each scute (shell plate), helping to camouflage the tortoise in its natural dry habitat. The plastron (bottom shell) is pale yellow with dark brown seams and light yellow rays, and the head, limbs and tail are yellow-brown. Its bizarre, flattened, pancake-like profile makes this tortoise a sought-after animal in zoological and private collections, leading to its over-exploitation in the wild" (Credits: David G Barkasy @wikipedia)
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This massive and VERY active Florida softshell turtle got hit by a car and was very lucky to be in such good condition still. We radiographed her to check if she was carrying eggs but only saw the minor crack to her plastron, and no eggs. Often these turtles are out of their ponds when it’s time to lay their eggs. Softshell turtles also have bizarre skeletons, completely unlike our other native turtles. You can see how long their necks are too in one of the photos.
She was released the day after her accident. 😊
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