Found a tortoise not native to my area - help w/ id?

Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by jacksfostermom, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Hi,
    Found a tortoise strolling around near my home and cannot figure out what kind "he" is. Most notable are the blunt "spikes" on the back of his lower shell and (two) right under his neck. Cannot upload photo right now. He has some spurs on his back legs also. Looks like an African Spur, but none of the descriptions I can find mention anything about "spikes" or spurs ON the shell...? Anyone know if that is a characteristic of African Spur tortoises? Just want to give him a proper home or turn him over to DOW so he doesn't die...
     
  2. Cammy

    Cammy Administrator Staff Member

    Are you able to post a picture yet? It's pretty hard to near impossible to identify based on description alone. If you can get a picture of the top of the shell, top of the head, front, and side views of the animal we may be able to help you out. Welcome to the boards!
     

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