Photo of the week – Juvenile Long-necked Turtle, near Brady Swamp

20 Sep 2016 Photo of the week – Juvenile Long-necked Turtle, near Brady Swamp

Special thanks to Todd Burger from Glenthompson for sending this fantastic snap of a juvenile Eastern Long-necked Turtle, found on the road near Brady Swamp.

Eastern Long-necked Turtle. Photo by Todd Burger

Eastern Long-necked Turtle. Photo by Todd Burger

And just in case you are wondering just how big this cute little critter is… then check this out for size!

Size of the juvenile Eastern Long-necked Turtle. Photo by Todd Burger

Size of the juvenile Eastern Long-necked Turtle. Photo by Todd Burger

By the way, in case you are wondering, Brady Swamp is now full and looking absolutely stunning. Once inflows reduce and downstream river levels fall we’ll get a proper sense of the new swamp retention height for the first time since permanent restoration works were completed last year.

It will be a very interesting summer ahead, as the wildlife in the swamp bounces back!

Mark Bachmann
Mark Bachmann
mark.bachmann@natureglenelg.org.au