Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Pig-Nosed Turtle

Continuing my affection for long-snouted animals here is the pig-nosed turtle:

It's a species of turtle native to the freshwater streams, rivers and lagoons of Australia and New Guinea and the only living member of its genus. The nose looks like that of a pig, having the nostrils at the end of a fleshy snout, hence the common name. Not the best angle in this photo I admit, but even so just look at the length of that snout!

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