GANDJii - Sandstone snake-necked turtle
“It is in the heat of the day that GANDJii looks down into the plunge pool that surrounds his sunbaking rock. Deep in the heart of Australia’s Arnhem Land, there are reddish sandstone banks all around him. Having not eaten for a while, it’s time to dive back in and find those tasty plants along the rocky bottom. But he must be careful - STONi lurks nearby, and may be looking for a midday snack.”
Common name: Sandstone snake-necked turtle
Taxonomy: Chelodina burrungandjii
Level: HERB | Form: DEFEND | Status: INFREQUENT
Overcomes: Fire | Flood
Using her long neck like a whip, GANDJii will approach her unsuspecting prey with her head tucked under the shell, before striking out with her Neckstend power when she didn’t appear within reach! In a matter of moments, GANDJii’s neck with be fully extended, her prey within her jaws.
On the other hand, GANDJii does has times when he must defend himself from attack. His Collapse power enables him to quickly disappear into his shell, collapsing his vulnerable parts into this hard shield for protection.
GANDJii automatically loses a Clash to STONi
Because of the isolated nature of his rock-pool or billabong home in northern Australia, GANDJii struggles to boost his population as he is separated by some distance from many of his conspecifics.
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