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Giant Tortoise Attacks A Bird In Incredible Nature Video

Brittany Jordan

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A giant tortoise killed a bird in a wild viral video.

In a video shared by The Telegraph (via the Fregate Island Foundation), a giant tortoise in the Seychelles killed a stern chick. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

According to The Telegraph’s YouTube description, it’s the first documented instance of a tortoise deliberately “hunting.” You can watch the incredible video below.

I honestly had no idea tortoises were capable of stuff like this. I thought they were super slow animals not interested in killing.

Well, I guess I was very wrong because this beast didn’t hesitate before killing that bird!

At the same time, if you get killed by a giant tortoise, it’s kind of on you. Look at how slow that thing moved! It’s not like it came at the bird with lightning speed.

It came at the bird with less speed than an elderly person walking. If you can’t escape that, then it’s on you at the end of the day.

At the same time, I don’t think you’ll see me getting too close to any giant tortoises in the near future. As always, I’ll stay away from wildlife as much as possible!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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