Chelidae: Aquatic or semi - aquatic turtles, this family characteristically fold their head and neck under the front edge of the carapace (shell) front and hind limbs are jointed and also have ankle joints. Feet are webbed with 4 or 5 claws.
Chelodina longicollis (Eastern Snake-Necked Turtle or Long-Necked Tortoise): Tan to almost black above and white to cream underneath. The shell is roughly 1 1/2 times longer than it is wide and usually reaches a maximum length of 250 mm.
Mostly inhabits coastal and inland waterways and wetlands/swamps.
Feeds mainly on small fish, tadpoles, crustaceans and shellfish.
Often found moving overland during the warmer months.