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A Photographer Interrupted A Tortoise Having Sex And It Did Not Go Well

Seriously, never do this.

National Geographic reporter Paul Rose learned the hard way that you should never disturb a sex-hungry tortoise during the act of copulation.

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The incident occurred when, while filming on an island north of Madagascar, Rose heard a noise he described as a "pushing, blowing kind of sound" coming from the bushes.

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What Rose discovered was a pair of mating tortoises, just casually going at it.

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This is one of the tortoises just moments after being caught in the act:

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But the tortoise's embarrassment soon turns to fury and he gives chase to Rose and his cameraman.

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Seriously, just look at that fury.

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"This is what you call dogged determination," Rose says to the camera as the shelled avenger refuses to give up the chase.

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The chase lasts a whole 400 yards before the tortoise shows mercy on his victims and returns from where he came.

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This was one seriously pissed off tortoise.

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