Terrapin 2

The Serrated Hinged Terrapin – Pelusios sinuatus (Afrikaans name Groot Waterskilpad) is found in most rivers and muddy lakes in the North of South Africa.


The female is larger than the male and the male has a longer tail. They can often be seen basking on logs, rocks and even on the back of hippos. They are said to release a foul odour when threatened. They feed mainly on water snails, weeds and insects. We saw them in the Kruger National Park.

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