Man Interrupts Mating Tortoises, Launching the Slowest, Most Adorable Chase of All Time

March 24, 2015 10:05 AM

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As expedition leader/tortoise voyeur Paul Rose explores an island in the Seychelles for this National Geographic video, he hears an intriguing oohing noise coming from downwind. He follows the sound to the source: "Mating tortoises. How lucky is that? Fantastic," he remarks.

Yet Rose's enthusiasm is not contagious, and the two giant tortoise lovers certainly do not find the encounter "lucky." The pair stops mating upon his arrival, taking a moment to push their tortoise mouths together for an adorable kiss before taking swift revenge.

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