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Siebren Kuperus working on a strengthened tortoise storage container


Depredated adult Homopus femoralis female, possibly dropped on a rock by birds to crack the shell


Another cracked "shell": never take a banana in your bag during Homopus fieldwork!


Apparently hatched clutch of Homopus femoralis eggs


Siebren Kuperus enjoying the only spot of shade in the field


Chersina angulata kept as a pet in a private garden


Francois Busson pimping a rainfall gauge to discourage birds sitting on it (and depositing their dropping in it)


Huge female Homopus femoralis


The new logo of the Homopus Research Foundation on the project car


Preparing an identification photograph in the car during heavy rainfall after sunset


Road damage just around the corner after good rainfall in October 2011


River flowing in the Karoo


Psammobates tentorius verroxii with a missing hind limb, which has been in the study site for years


Karoo flowers after high rainfall


Measuring the body dimensions of Homopus femoralis


Measuring the body mass of Homopus femoralis


To keep thorns, seeds and ticks out, gaiters are sometimes a fieldwork necessity

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