Tortoises chasing one another

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  • Pat Mulholland on 2011-Oct-28 12:18:51 Pat Mulholland said

    Tortoises communicate by bobbing their heads and using low frequency sounds that humans can’t hear although they do hiss in a range you can hear, if you touch them. The head bobbing and talking precede the fighting and occurs when they visit one another. It’s not uncommon for the males to go about visiting the females in their territory. When they travel about to find food, visit or fight, they use the same routes. The females in a given area are related to one another. Their communities have a social structure. Moving them stresses them and the entire community. They will attempt to return to their home community and normally die in their attempt.

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