Man Interrupts Tortoise Sex, World's Slowest Chase Scene Ensues

By Maddie Stone on at

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 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]