Yes, tortoises sometimes try to chase things, and yes, it's every bit as hilarious as you'd imagine.

Several days ago, a National Geographic expedition to the remote island nation of Seychelles encountered something extraordinary: two giant tortoises mating. The male tortoise, none too happy about being caught in the act, proceeded to chase expedition leader Paul Rose and his cameraman with all the swiftness a tortoise can muster—which isn't saying much, at all.

A+ for effort though—this guy was just trying to protect his lady's privacy, after all. Now, if I were a snail, I'd be straight up terrified. [National Geographic via YouTube]


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