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June 12, 2013 8:28 AM   Subscribe

The owl and the pussycat may be friends, but this little turtle is a right bully.
posted by MartinWisse (26 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
That turtle is a jerk. He's not even hungry! He just wants to ruin everyone else's lunch. what a jerk turtle.

Also the always-unexpected length of owl legs never fails to startle me.
posted by elizardbits at 8:35 AM on June 12, 2013


That guy makes Casper the Friendly Ghost look downright charismatic.
posted by goethean at 8:43 AM on June 12, 2013


Unfortunately that reminds me of most of my friendships.
posted by Teakettle at 8:44 AM on June 12, 2013


At the zoo a few months ago, I saw two turtles: one was trying to climb out of the water and sun himself on a rock for a bit, and the other one kept pushing him back in.

In conclusion, turtles are assholes.
posted by uncleozzy at 8:45 AM on June 12, 2013 [6 favorites]


Those cats are clearly, "Holy shit, who is this asshole??? Just trying to eat---okay, okay, I'll go--asshole....I'll go over here....aw, come on, man, WTF???"
posted by Kitteh at 8:48 AM on June 12, 2013


So is Clyde a particularly mellow turtle, or has he been cowed by Sherlock's endless harassment?

Maybe the harassment is REVENGE for something Clyde did earlier?

There's an AU in here somewhere....
posted by seanmpuckett at 8:58 AM on June 12, 2013


Are my cats strange or did anyone else expect this to end with the two of them having e-fucking-nough and the turtle getting flipped over?
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:59 AM on June 12, 2013


(Oh my God, are my cats replicants?)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:00 AM on June 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


You know, I can't ever recall having seen a turtle video that wasn't a jerk turtle video.
posted by Flunkie at 9:01 AM on June 12, 2013


He's dealing with a lot of frustration. You'd bite a cat's ass, too.
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:11 AM on June 12, 2013


I think the cats are dicks. I bet they never ever play with that lonely little turtle.
I love the turtle. That's the kind of turtle you want for a pet turtle race.
Go Turtle Go!
posted by QueerAngel28 at 9:14 AM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


yeah Russian Tortoises! (it's a tortoise, not a turtle.)

Russians are great. I used to have one and they're super inquisitive and outgoing, especially in groups. And they move faster than you'd expect (not that that's a particularly high bar, but still). They can be really single-minded and determined too; once your Russian gets an idea in his tiny little head, he's gonna try like hell to make it happen. I'm not surprised he's going after these cats.

In conclusion, turtles tortoises are assholes super awesome and everyone should own one as a pet.
posted by xbonesgt at 9:21 AM on June 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


You know, I can't ever recall having seen a turtle video that wasn't a jerk turtle video.

I'll grant you, Raphael is cool but rude. But Michaelangelo is a party dude.
posted by Strange Interlude at 9:26 AM on June 12, 2013 [4 favorites]


Upon further reflection, I can't ever recall having seen a turtle video that wasn't either a jerk turtle video or a shoe-humping turtle video.
posted by Flunkie at 9:39 AM on June 12, 2013


Russians are great.

I keep rereading this comment as though it is about humans and not tortoises and oh man, hilarity abounds.
posted by elizardbits at 9:47 AM on June 12, 2013 [3 favorites]



I think the cats are dicks.

Agreed. But let's acknowledge that there just not enough cats on the interwebs. We always need more (NOT).
posted by Seekerofsplendor at 9:56 AM on June 12, 2013


Perhaps it was revenge for this. (From the maker of the "poum" video).
posted by yoink at 10:05 AM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'll grant you, Raphael is cool but rude.

Gimme a break.
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 10:16 AM on June 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


The music was perfect.
posted by Seymour Zamboni at 10:22 AM on June 12, 2013


Fum and Gebra were perfect together. RIP little Fum, I'll bet Gebra misses you.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:37 AM on June 12, 2013


Agreed. But let's acknowledge that there just not enough cats on the interwebs. We always need more (NOT).

This made me curious what happens when you Google the word 'cat' alone. In my results (probably similar to everyone else's results?), the company Caterpillar is tops in the results (though Google asked me if I meant the American corporation or the small, usually furry, domesticated, and carniverous animal).

That is some seriously amazing SEO.
posted by nosila at 11:29 AM on June 12, 2013


I know this is really awful but I had a strong urge to take the tortoise and throw it through the air like a frisbee
posted by angrycat at 12:16 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


eponyunderstandable
posted by elizardbits at 12:20 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love watching birds and cats play (wherein "play" does not involve one or the other becoming "food")

One of my birds loves it when the cats relax next to her door, she waits for their tails to casually twitch in her general direction, and then there is the bite and the cat stomping away in a huff.

Of course, they always come back, so I know they are enjoying it.

When we let them actually play together (carefully monitored, naturally), the bird is always the chaser and the cats always the prey.

It's adorable.

Tortoises on the other hand are stompy assholes. Which is why I love mine.

Fun fact: Tortoise armpits are the softest thing you could ever hope to touch. (with the possible exception of baby raccoon feet. Those are crazy soft.)
posted by quin at 2:57 PM on June 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


What kind of jerkface films this stuff? The tortoise might not know any better, but camera guy is letting those poor fluffy kitties get bullied and he is not stepping in to help them!
posted by misha at 3:39 PM on June 12, 2013


When my turtle was young and only 2" to 3", I'd tell her to "Get the kitty". The cats went from "Ooh, something fun to play with and maybe kill" to "What the heck is that thing doing stomping towards me". I encouraged it so that I could let my turtle have some wander outside the tank time without worrying about the cats hurting her. My turtle didn't know enough to be scared and was fearless. The cats were hilarious going from hunter mode to backing up and freaking out. They learned to leave the scary green thing alone.

That said, a turtle/tortoise that size can easily bite through skin. It looks like the tortoise is nipping at the cats and not really trying to attack. It'd worry me a little for mine to be that aggressive so I'd probably put a stop to it.
posted by stray thoughts at 7:33 PM on June 12, 2013


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