VIRAL VIDEO: Explorer interrupts mating tortoise, chase ensues

He's lucky the tortoise moves slow.

During an expedition to the islands of Seychelles, located north of Madagascar, wildlife explorer Paul Rose comes across two giant tortoises mating on Assumption Island (yes that's the real name).


Since the island is deserted he was able to hear their sounds from a distance. As the curious explorer approaches a bush where the two tortoises were about to mate or just finished mating.


When the male tortoise spots Paul and his camera crew, it begins to chase him -- very slowly. Paul describes the tortoise's pursuit as "completely relentless" because it "chased" him for several hundred feet. Luckily nobody was hurt during this hot pursuit, but we think we can all identify with the tortoise's frustration in all of this. He was just trying to live life.

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