Crossing both land & water
This mainland Tortoise has no problem if it enters either water or land.
Red-footed Tortoises (Chelonoidis carbonaria) are seen from time to time inside the jungle of Kabalebo. Most of the time they are just foraging and minding their own business. As they are solitary animals they also don't like to stay around and socialize. It often happens that when you see one they will immediately try to get away as fast as possible.
The Red-footed Tortoise can reach a length between 25 - 40 cm. Even though they walk with their house on their back they can move quite fast. The only obstacles on their path are tree trunks, vine tangles hanging too low or when their path is cut short.....
..... and they fall into the water. Since these tortoises can float pretty well thanks to their shell they will swim towards the nearest land to climb up. Sometimes they have to put in a little more effort to go ashore.
But when they are back on land they will continue their journey. Along the way they will of course find something to fill their stomach: fruits, leaves, seeds or animal matter.
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