Serrated Hinged Terrapin

The Serrated Hinged Terrapin is the largest hinged terrapin. The carapace and bridge are uniform black in colour. The skin of the neck and limbs is pale olive-grey.

We saw these at Lake Panic in the Kruger National Park

This guy looked as though he was smiling at us.

It can often be seen basking on logs, rocks or mud banks, or even on the backs of sleeping hippopotami. It eats water snails, soft-weed, and insects. It is the largest species in the genus Pelusios, with a carapace length of up to 55 cm. Females are larger than males.

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