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Planning of behavioural observations on Homopus signatus from August to October 2012


Preparing the installation of a transmitter and an iButton on Homopus signatus; note that the hammer was not actually used


Adult female Homopus signatus with "backpack" in the field


Tracking tortoises for behavioural observations


Homopus signatus feeding and ignoring the photographer


Juvenile rock hare sharing its habitat with the tortoises


Namaqualand flowers in the evening sun


Dead Homopus signatus with an egg still in - note the large egg size relatively to female size!


Tiny hatchling encountered in the field


Tariq Stark and Carlijn Laurijssens enjoying a cool Namaqualand morning


Fabian Schmidt disliking a remark regarding him being lazy after fieldwork


Sabine and Susanne Sommer measuring Homopus signatus in the field


Tortoise model with iButton to record operative temperatures


iButton after tortoise models had been discovered by unauthorised people


Hail in the study site


Frozen roof of the car after a cold night


Female Homopus signatus with a fresh wound on the hindlimb and bone sticking out - many individuals at the study site miss limbs or feet



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