What’s crazy is, this isn’t the first time. Next thing you know, “Best Dog Riding A Tortoise Movie” is going to be an Oscars category.
Brendon Grimshaw bought this island for $20,000 in 1964. He lives alone on the island with tortoises he reintroduced to his private island in the Seychelles. Also, he is hilarious and seems very happy.
This tortoise won’t tolerate cats eating on his patio. You’ve been warned, cats. You’ve totally been warned.
Tortoises may not be predisposed to swimming, but boy, can they surf. Also, try not to be jealous of Nemo the tortoise’s lifestyle. Some day you’ll be able to retire to the Florida seashore too, I’m sure.
Ladies, don’t leave your bras where tortoises can steal them.
Sometimes tortoises do things just to demonstrate that they’re capable of doing things. Like this, for example.
This goat hailed a tortoise taxi, but he didn’t know the Tortoise Taxi Drivers Association was on strike today. Poor little guy. Now he’ll never get home. (via SayOMG)
I don’t know about the rest of you, but this soundtrack plays in my head every time I see a tortoise.
This lemur must have cash, since he’s upgraded from taking the tortoise taxi to the tortoise train. Or is it cheaper to take the train these days? Still, I like to think the tortoises get paid more for coordinating this. Watch Video ›
10 pictures of happy turtles, and possibly tortises and terrapins too. (Dammit Jim! I’m a doctor, not a biologist!) From the single serve site ecstaticturtle.com, which is exactly what it sounds like. For turtlefeed, to make up for this. View List ›
The latest video in the “animals riding tortoises” genre involves a chihuahua in a skirt. I don’t know how tortoises got stuck taxiing around the rest of the animal kingdom, but at least this passenger is well behaved and well dressed. Watch Video ›
Meet R2-D2 Tortoise and Yoda Dog. They want to re-enact a scene from Star Wars for you. You’re totally welcome. Watch Video ›
DeviantArt user ART-fromthe-HEART creates some incredible turtles out of your everyday gourds. Want one of your own? It’s your lucky day. The artist takes commissions and offers many of her finished sculptures for sale. View List ›
Sherman the tortoise has been terrorizing the household cats. So it’s off to the local reptile expert to figure out why Sherman is such a bully. This all seems a bit silly to me — tortoises can be territorial, after all. Although his mother DID abandon him while he was still in the egg. Watch Video ›
The word on the street is that this tortoise seems to be yelling “b*tch” while mating with his girlfriend. Personally, I don’t think a tortoise would ever be so crude. I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide what’s going on here. Watch Video ›
Turn your volume up! The sound of a tortoise eating an apple is delightful. I promise. Watch Video ›
To be honest, I’m not sure what kind of creature is riding that tortoise either. But in the animal world, tortoises must be the equivalent of taxi cabs. Watch Video ›
Tortoises rarely vocalize. When they do, you can be sure that they have something important to say. Watch Video ›
My turtles sometimes like to rearrange the shrubbery in their tank, but they haven’t graduated to redecorating the patio yet. Watch Video ›
Spoon feeding a tortoise is all kinds of adorable, but you have to wonder how spoiled she’ll be when she grows up. Watch Video ›
They say you should let sleeping dogs lie. Luckily there’s no such adage regarding cats. Watch Video ›
With good friends you don’t have to worry. Watch Video ›
Lula is an 11 month old toddler, and Leonard is an African Leopard Tortoise. Despite their differences, they are the best of friends. And somehow, playing together magnifies their individual cute factor by a gazillion and two. (via Neatorama and Tortoiseblog.) Watch Video ›
I really don’t know what’s worse here — the kinky shoe-loving tortoises, or the owners that film them and post them to Youtube. I guess the squeaking is somewhat endearing. View List ›
I love watching tortoises eat. But watching this guy chow down on buttercups is especially sublime. [N.B.: Probably don’t feed your tortoise buttercups, as it’s not always good for them, even though it’s cute.] Watch Video ›
Angus the tortoise frequents Renaissance Fairs in Minnesota. Unusual enough, right? Except Angus goes in costume and solicits donations for the Minnesota Herpetological Society. If you’ve never seen an armed tortoise in a kilt or carting around fairy folk, now’s your chance. View List ›