Mediterranean Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca). Tumour growth on side of lower jaw.

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Mediterranean Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca). Tumour growth on side of lower jaw.
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Mediterranean Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca). Benign growth or tumour at base of lower jaw. Not uncommon in tortoises, including Box Turtles (Terrapens sp. ). Possibly more frequently recorded in elderly, wild taken specimens than captive bred animals. Owners recommended to have their pet checked by a veterinary surgeon should such a growth occur.