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Giant Tortoise Filmed Hunting and Killing Bird in Horrifying Footage

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Scientists are gobsmacked that they have witnessed a tortoise eating a baby chick

They have always thought to be be plodding and placid herbivores, vegetarian

But this world first shows how different species can change over time

Maybe there is hope for us humans, with the majority going from meat eaters to vegan in the future

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9918839/Vegetarian-giant-tortoise-filmed-attacking-killing-seabird.html

telmel
a month ago
What do you think of this?
MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

That's evolution for you eh T.I never envisaged Tommy the Turtle turning from lettuce to Nandos. Hope I don't fall into a tortoise enclosure Image

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

Just saw this T

If you look at the sharp tip of a snapping turtle's mouth, you'll know not to mess with them. But luckily, these turtles would much rather chase fish than humans. That is, unless they're trained specifically to have a taste for human blood.

In the 1980s, India's government planned to train snapping turtles to locate decaying bodies in the Ganges river. Many families couldn't afford to cremate their loved ones, so they dumped them into the river instead. To remove these corpses from the water, the government sent turtles to do the job.

The snapping turtles were raised only on deceased fish. That way, they would develop a taste for rotting meat and not go after living humans. Then, about 25,000 turtles with a taste for flesh were released into the river to clean up the human remains.

Surprisingly, there is still a corpse problem in the Ganges river. The flesh-hungry snapping turtles helped at first, but the government didn't pay much attention to them when they were in the wild. Sadly, many of the turtles were poached, leaving no more animals to hunt down the decaying bodies.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

MelissaLee1963 Thanks for that M, its fascinating to read

I will look at touche turtle in a different light now Image

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

telmel So if you're going swimming with em best double up on yer trunks T Image

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

MelissaLee1963 cowa bunda, i mean bunga 😀 or minha boxer fede na minha bunda

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charlottegardie
charlottegardie4 weeks ago

Hopefully everyone goes vegan in future so there won’t be so much hurt and pain in the world

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 weeks ago

no way im going vegan I like eating meat

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
4 weeks ago

Leannexxx The tortoise agrees with you L

Hes carrying his lunch on his back

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 weeks ago

telmel lol fantastic

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