Are Tortoises in Northern Kenya Dying from Dissease?

I have noticed more and more carapaces of dead tortoises in our area in Laikipia. They range in size from medium to large and show no signs of physical trauma. I’m wondering if there could be a fungus that could be spreading between them that may have originated from captive animals. I understand that tortoises in the states have had problems like this.???

tortoise
tortoise
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Odd Agama Lizard

We have been encountering the following Agama lizard on many of our walks around Tumaren. His colour is not right for a Red-Headed Agama and yet there is no other Agama for the area in the book that fills his description. The Mwanza Flat Headed Agama from the Mara and south is the only Agama that resembles it. Ideas???

elementaita agama
elementaita agama
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More on Snake

Here is the closer look at that snake which now i think must have just been a White Lip Snake (Crotaphopeltis hotamboeia). I realize its still a small image, sorry:

White lip
White lip

Here is what I also Identified as a Big-eyed Snake (Telescopus dhara) a couple months ago:

snake in Laikipia
snake in Laikipia

Other Species of snake recorded on Tumaren include:

  • Puffader (Bitis arietans)
  • Black Necked Spitting Cobra (Naja nigricollis)
  • Red Spitting Cobra (Naja pallida)
  • Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis)
  • Rufous Beaked Snake (Rhamphiophis rostratus)
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