Eastern Snake-necked Turtle (also called Long-necked Turtle) Chelodina longicollis are often seen in the Park’s wetlands and moving around the Park at certain times of the year looking for new sites.
It is a carnivorous species eating aquatic larvae, tadpoles and frogs. Fully grown, the shell reaches about 25cm in length with the neck almost the same size. It has webbed feet used for swimming and digging.
The female lays between 4 and 20 eggs during spring and early summer in an excavation close to the water. The young usually hatch after an incubation time ranging from three to eight months.
We have monitored some eggs hatching in the park which would indicate we have a healthy population of this species.