AN EXPLORER ended up shell-shocked after stumbling throughout tortoises getting quite intimate.
Paul Rose got here throughout the enormous tortoises whereas on an island within the Seychelles, north of Madagascar, and rapidly encountered their wrath. The tense scenes had been caught on digicam for Nationwide Geographic. “Strolling throughout the island I used to be drawn towards a strong rhythmic grunting coming from dense bushes and was delighted to seek out that it was two big tortoises mating — a lovely factor to witness,” Mr Rose mentioned. “I did the apparent and — along with Neil Gelinas, our movie producer — sat within the grass, quiet, virtually holding my breath for worry of disturbing them.” However they had been noticed and one of many tortoises got here in direction of him, snorting and spitting. Rose mentioned he retreated in “panic” however the tortoise wouldn’t give in. What adopted might be the slowest — and most comical — chase in historical past.