Cute Overload :D
Will you please check out this persistant McTortisons, protecting his domain from invading fluff.
Holy land speeds, People!
Hey, Murray C., Dayum Son!
Who ever heard of an attack turtle!!! Oh poor kitty he just wants to lay in the sun.
(why doesn’t kitty just FLIP the b@$#@rd?)
Boy that is an aggressive tortoise. And they do bite!
I ran into McTortisons at a club years ago. He kept hitting on me; wouldn’t leave me alone; used a bunch of cheesy pickup lines that fell flat; followed me all over the *&%$# place until I finally left.
Really, though, that is one speedy, determined turtle! He’s succeeded at a task where the rest of us have failed: herding cats.
“Quit biting my tail.”
“Seriously, dude, quit biting me. I’m just trying to enjoy some sun here.”
Yeikes! Oh my aieee!
The tortoise and the hair.
that was so funny!! that was one persistent turtle!!
This gives a whole new meaning to Tortoise and the *Hair*.
LOL! I’ve never seen a turtle move that fast. He means business.
How convenient that tortoises resemble old men…
“Damn kids…stay the hell off my lawn!”
Oh pyrit you beat me to it!
Attack turtle! Fluff-seeking missile! Bruce Tortoise in Bite Hard!
That last cat is all like, why are that nubbin-infested rock following mes???!1!
oh, i think mr. kitty is having fun with the turtle. he’s playing all kitten-like wid ’em.
that turtle is my hero. go-oo-ooo!1 eeeeehn!
Pffft, the Tortoise didn’t win because of persistence. The Tortoise won ’cause he beat up the Hare! Now we know.
Best shot EVAR (with 1:14 left on the vid) is the Jaws-like impending-doom approach of the tortie, straight toward the camera, mouth open, teeth bared. Hi-larious!
Kitty: Look at the violence inherent in the system!…Help! Help! I’m being repressed!
Tortie: I shall taunt you a second time!!
I wonder if this turtle bites as hard as a snapping turtle?
DKN – Only by a hair.
“OMG I can’t believe this video would be posted the cat is obviously hurting the turtle FOR SHAME!”
Sorry, just preparing myself for the Cutetroversy.
Or is it COntroversy?
War the turtle.
Good one, Mook.
Oops…sorry about that chief…
Reminds me of the rabbit vs. snake video from a while back.
The tortoise reminded me of a horror movie monster. They move slow, but always seem to catch up to the intended victim. The orange kitty was the ditzy girl in the movie who doesn’t know better. Notice how she disappeared and a new victim appeared. We are left wondering what’s gonna happen to the unsuspecting white kitty. I smell a sequel.
I love how the turtle just plows full steam ahead and gets a face full of tail fluff every time.
Oh it’s the one same cat in the vid. It’s a before and after thing. Ha!
“My yard. Mine.”
When kitty tries to fight back, the tortie says “I shall bite your tongue! Stay away!”
it’s funny how the traffic noise in the background kinda matches the turtur vrooming towards invading fluffs ;P
Just look at that little guy go!
I was going to feel sorry for McTortisons at the beginning when the cat flipped him but then…Wow, what a persistent little sh*t. I think he’s been drinking Red Bull or something to move that fast. I think the poor kittie should come live with me. We are a turtle-free zone here.
I love this! There are so few reptiles on here. I love his/her open mouth, all “aaaahhh!”S/he is definitely the fastest tortoise I have EVER seen! BTW, the cat is most likely NOT hurting her/him…not only is the tortoise armored, but even the tough skin on his/her head would require a much more serious bite to get through.
I know that, bongobunny. My post was made in sarcasm. 😉
That turtle is mad as hell and he’s not gonna take it anymore!
heeheehee…..this is so hilarious!!!!!! i’m seriously crying over here from the hilarity! This turtle really has it out for cats, not only fluffy ones, but ALL species. I WANT!
bite ’em in the head kitty! wow what a meanie tortoise.
Hee hee! Mr. Tortoise is definitely an old man saying, “Git off my lawn! OFF! Now!!”
guess he’s terri-tortoise-ial? prolly hormonal. i confess some worry over bites but looks like kitties were playing and tortie’s hisses very effectively made them stop anything that might actually hurt. glad the cats seemed somewhat amused. mr t sure didn’t seem to be, but he prolly needed the exercise anyway😄
Ah Pyrit, you beat me to the punch- I was all like why is everyone talking about two cats? I only see the same one, the toitle scared the hair right off him.
Brutha, ken you see the eagle?
Good eatin’, them.
lol onion pencil!
Mr. T: I pity de fool who gits on my lawn…
That was so funny! I wouldn’t believe that a turtle would move that fast! Who would have thought?
Hilarious. Is the kitty showing submission when she lies down and exposes her belly? Poor thing – pleading for mercy … but there’s no stopping [cue ominous music] the Tortoise of Tenacity!
that is one dang mean turtle. poor kitty!
Can’t they just lie in the sun? That is one grumpy turtle. His slow (fast?)open-mouthed progress is funny but he needs to relax!
Get out tha way
Get out tha way
Get out tha way
– Cecil ‘Ludarics’ Turtle
Get the turtle AWAY from that kitty! The kitty just wants to relax & sun-bathe. I hate reptiles!!! Yuck!!!!!!!!! That turtle could have bit that cat.
For a while there, I thought the cat was tewtally going to chizzomp the head off Senor McTortisons. Whew. Relief.
TURTLE: I shall pursue you to the ends of the earth! I mean the ends of the yard!
CAT: Dude, what *is* your problem!
TURTLE: You killed my father! Prepare to die!
CAT: Didn’t your mother ever tell you not to eat anything bigger than your head!
TURTLE: FOR THE HORDE!
Cutest Turtle evvvvvvvvvvvver!
I love how the kitty gnaws on the turtle’s head, all playful, and then bounces away, begging for more attacks. Just like my kitties when their being chased by the nefarious Feather On A Stick. And the tail! How did a tail get so fluffy? I swear it’s bigger than the cat itself.
Kitty, it’s a good bet that if you twitch the tail, someone will come along to chomp it–a lesson being learned a little too slowly by my cat in re my foster kittens.
I must soft croche heeem!!
I must snuffle the fur!
I am a fearless turtle warrior, not even a cat biting my head will disuade me!
i agree mleiv, his buttfluff was bigger than his entire body. Methinks senor Tortlet was attempting to be useful and remove said fuzzstick before it became a problem.
“ehn ehn, just lemme get a good grip ‘ere, we’ll ‘ave this bugger off in no time…oof! let go of me head!”
man, that little dude can MOVE!
Go Speed Tortie
Go Speed Tortie
Go Speed Tortie, GOOOOOOOO!
I wonder why the cats didn’t try to hurt the turtle…they played with him instead. Seems odd, huh?
FEAR THE TURTLE!!! (sorry, had to say it)
ROFL, awesome video.
We don’t need to worry about kitty-on-turtle violence; in one shot you can see McTortisons tuck his head into his shell when Fluffy bites. Smart little dude.
Tortoise: “This is like…, like herding cats!”
Lol @ the tortoise’s angry face
The traffic sounds tewtally make it sound as if Mr. Sheldrake is an unstoppable robot tank.
Is that really him hissing?
I have never seen a turtle move that fast! Give it up, Mr. Grumpy Reptile. Persistence is futile.
That cat is totally McChompering on his poor little head!
This video so needs the theme to Jaws behind it . . .
“Dun DUN dun DUN dun DUN . . .”
“We’re gonna need a bigger lawn.”
“I have like 10 freakin’ lbs o’ cat fur all stuck in my lipstick!!” (said the female turtle) *ptooey sounds*
TOO funny. I love at the very beginning, torti chases off kitty for a sec. and starts to walk away.. then realizes kitty is still there and turns toward him to charge him. “I said GET OFF MY LAWN and I mean STAY OFF!” and then “WHAT’s WRONG WITH YOU? GET OFF!! dang @()* cats anyway” (grumble grumble) and just keeps going after him.
Either that or he’s just trying to get a good snorgle on the kitty tail fur and kitty is all “uh.. sorry dewd.. not my thing .. uh ..ok .. leave me alone now.. not interested, really .. “
HA! The look on that cat’s face when the tortoise keeps coming… “why won’t it leave me alone!” – priceless!
I’m going to firmly step into a territory I never enter – harshing da cute.
At first when the kitty flipped it over, I thought, “Ha, he’s playing with the family pet.” Then I saw the shell and the open mouth and my heart stopped. It looks like species of Snapping turtle. Those effers are mean and nasty. When they bite prey, they don’t let go, even after you whack their heads off. This is a little one, but I still wouldn’t want it to take a bite out of me.
As a rural girl, we’ve had some close and scary calls with pets and snappers. If you have one in the yard, take a thick, sturdy stick and poke it until it clamps on. Then move it to a safe location. Leave it with the stick and eventually he’ll let go and wander away.
And even though I was freaked out watching this video – I’m really, really, really glad the cats are okay. Whew! If it was a regular turtle, it would be hilarious. (The cats are gorgeous, btw)
Shell looks awfully smooth for a snapper, AmyH, at least to my eye.
OMG! the gaping toofless maw
Theo – I hope you are right and I’m wrong. It looked like he had defined ‘bumps’ going on. The common turtles on our property in MI are snappers and painted, and the desert tortoises out here in AZ aren’t exactly zippy or aggressive.
One of my earliest memories is of a full-grown snapper headed straight for my dad out in the field. I shrieked, he eluded the attack, and my German-only-speaking great-grandfather ended up having turtle soup for dinner. So all’s well that ends well, I guess.
Oh no! I was, like, tewtally identifying with the Tortoise here–and even half-formulating my oh-so-witty post about personality tests based on whom CO readers identify with in the scenario– till I learned it might be a Snapper. Now I feel like I need behavioral therapy instead. Snap!
I don’t think that’s a snapper, but could be wrong.
When I saw the second cat, for a moment I thought the tortoise had bitten all the poor kid’s fur off….
One of my catsitting clients has six cats and a tortoise in her condo. The tortoise pretty much leaves the cats alone, but she goes for me! When I’m wearing sandals in summer, I could lose toes! I have to pick her up and put her in the other room so it takes her a while to get back to me and I can finish with the cat food prep. And she moves this fast, too– “Ah, fresh toes!” (lumber, lumber, lumber)
I’ve had cats and turtles together. The turtles psychologically tormented the cats. They can move fast WHEN THEY HAVE A REASON TO DO SO. The tortoise clearly was VERY angry. At first I thought it was just the usual shooing the cat off a warm spot to steal it. They do that. The pursuit though!
Haha, just today I stumbled upon this one:
Such a coincidence… I can’t stop laughing… somebody help me, it hurts.
Ha! Thanks for the funny, garfield!
Okay, so maybe I’m just paranoid due to my early childhood turtle trauma. I’ll gladly be wrong! I was pretty worried about the kitties, and I’ll feel better if this is a run-of-the-mill pissed off pet.
That little thing has been watching too much Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s a cartoon, not real life, silly!
“HERE I come to save the day!!” Super-Turtle!!
De chelonian mobile, indeed.
Anyone know what breed of cat the white one is? It has a very unique facial structure – very cute!
😦 i didnt like this! the kitty was hurting the turtle, and he was just trying to defend his territory. it made me really really sad to see the cat biting and scratching poor little turtle😦 please meg.. no more turtle abuse!
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the garden…yes, tortoises are terrible when roused.
Turtle: “Try me, I’ll make you famous”
Shawna, that was a purebred Siamese.. “frost point” I think it’s called when the points are hardly a different color than the body. You can see a bit of orange on his tail though. He’s (or she) definitely a beauty!!
Hahaha Tor, I was also reading comments to see who was rooting for kitty and who was rooting for tortie. Personally, I’m gunning for the tortoise, that cat is being a brat and he knows it. He’s like the pesky little brother who just wont go away! (don’t hate on me though, I lurve the kitty too, I just think the tortoise is funny funny)
IMHO, they’re both being kinda bratty! And they have equal chances to injure the other one. Evenly matched fight, I’d say. And they both have ample opportunity to get away.
Awww. Whoever called him Mr. Sheldrake–are you making a reference to The Apartment, with Shirley Maclaine and Jack Lemmon? That’s one of my fave movies. Btw, I love the turtleage.
Turtle: DO NOT WANT!
Kit: im in ur yard, flippin yr shell
Turtle: oh yeah? im in yr butt, tunneling to yr face!
see how the cat is waving his /her tail? thats pretty playful. i m sure the cat could escape at any time
my turtle does the same thing to one of my cats! what is that about??
I’m with turtle!
You know the moment that does it for me? The very begining. They’re all like buddies, and then the torty looks scared, and starts running away, and I’m all “run torty run!”. Then he turns round all is all “TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL!”. Theriouthly, I was shocked, slightly appaulled and secretly ecstatic……
At first I was concerned about Mr. Tortie’s head – but he is clearly holding his. I wonder who came first? Turtle or cats? Who is invading whose turf here, lol.
At first I was concerned about Mr. Tortie’s head – but he is clearly holding his own. I wonder who came first? Turtle or cats? Who is invading whose turf here, lol.
sorry sorry sorry if this, like, triple posts. Puter issues. Sorry!
egads, at first i was afraid kitteh might bite mr. t’s head too hard, but they are clearly playing nicely. actually, i think tortie has the upper hand…err…claw.
this is too funny. kitteh mcflooferson (oh lordie how floofy and pretty!) is so coy, and stimey mcturlepants is relentless.
i like the straight on ‘attack shot’ of the turtle coming at the camera, mouth opening and closing like a little pac man. too funny!
Wow, this video is really breaking lots of turtle stereotypes. It might lead to better roles in Hollywood than just “the Slowskys”. I dunno… turtles are wayyy cute when they are slow, but when sped up.. not as cute.
Why shouldn’t the turtle defend itself? Geez! That cat was flipping him dangerously around at first! Plus any cat would run faaaar away very fast if he truly wanted to be alone. This turtle rocks!!
All hail SuperTurtle!! Whoo-hoo!
Anyone else reminded of those Roomba robot vacuums?
All hail the kitty banisher torte’
Ted The Territorial Tortoise, Pesters other pets on purpose,
He DOES not like the kitty,
But I hope you like this ditty!
Beware the wrath of the Trained Attack Tortoise.
Really, who knew?
Poor bewildered kitty isn’t quite sure what to make of it. I think that was tortoise hissing, not kitty. That is one seriously angry reptile.
*Jaws them* Dun dun. Dun dun. Dun dun dun dun dun dun…
…ehn ehn ehn!!!
Never underestimate the determination of a mad turtle. I had a box turtle once, she could really scoot after what she wanted!
I am such a giant wimp I actually felt a surge of fright when that turtle headed right for the camera!
Sooooo….that’s what the pretty kitty *really* looks like under all that fluff! Mr Tortoise has found a new occupation as a barber.😉
I’ve been depressed all day because a girl in my class died today, and this just made me laugh. Thanks!
Two predators having it out with each other! Too cute!😉
Lol.. that was really cute. When the turtle was heading for the camera mouth opening and closing.. lol
I’d never want to get bitten by one, but it was cute when it was chasing the cats😛
That turtle is too cute & such a character. I WANT IT!!!! Also, I hope that it doesn’t run into a cat that bites it’s head off. I’m sure at least one of my cats would have totally of killed that little guy.
turtle wants to know about mr kitty!
I squeed and screamed at the same time. I wouldn’t want to mess with that turtle. Did you see his gaping mouth? Persistent little bugger. (And speedy too.)
The marmalade kitty is lovely. But why didn’t silly cats just get out of there?!
And Garfield – LOL!
<3 that turtle
the gaping beaked maw was terrifying and cute at the same time!
wow, never seen a turtle work so hard just to give a kiss. hard work loving someone infinitely faster than yourself.
you show that cat who’s boss! i have a tortoise and a cat, and the cat thinks it’s funny to tease the tortoise until Flash (thats our tortoise’s name) gets mad and chases her around the yard.
Poor kitties, there was more than enough room for everyone!
Too cute! I need an attack torty to protect my veggie garden. I’d even share with him!
MEAN EVIL TORTIE! Poor fluffy kitty is just trying to relax and enjoy the weather and rotten lil’ shell-butt won’t leave him alone!
I read a few comments saying ‘poor turtle’. ARE YOU SERIOUS?!? Fluffers was doing nothing but protecting himself!
I think it’s time for a big, steaming bowl of turtle soup. Fed to pretty kitty. Using the shell as a bowl. HHMMPPHH!
Cat: This is madness!
Tort: THIS…IS…SPARTAAAAAAAA!!!!(bites tail)
The tortie waddle cracks me up!
Aww! He looks like a little dinosaur! =P
And like everyone else, my favorite part was when Mctortison was running at the camera with jaws gaping! ROFL!
katy — No, I didn’t remember Sheldrake from The Apartment. It just, you know, seemed like a turtley name. Sheldon’s so overdone.
Teresa Earnhardt called
she wants to know if the turtle likes the number “8”
LOLZ! That is one vicious tortoise! Gotta love that tiny gaping maw.
HOLY COW! How can you people have MISSED the TRUE TRAGEDY!?
THAT TURTLE SCARED ALL THE FUR OFF THE ORANGE CAT! You saw that white thing at the end….What HORROR!
Did you check out those stumpy little legs motoring after those kittehs? I was afraid orange kitteh was going to bite his head off!
Hey — just noticed — you should have called this “Complete and TURTLE persistence”!
Heroes in a half shell…
That turtle is a complete a$$hole!! Hahaha!
turtle: get out of heya! get out of heya i say!
cat1: leave me alone u dilusional idiot
cat2: this guys crazy..
turtle: get out of heya you moving dustbunnies! het out of heya!!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Toitle!
Seriously, did anyone check underneath for wheels?
@ cavalaxis: LOL.
I couldn’t believe it when turtle mcturtleson went into the garden to harass the OTHER cat. Minding its own business. Somebody should have just put him in the house and let the cats sunbathe, seriously.
Blue: I don’t know if anyone else got that Discworld reference, but I certainly LOLd. The turtle DOES move
Unrequited love is always so sad. The kitteh just toyed wif his heart and then so indifferent. Hell hath no fury like a turtle scorned.
And now the turtle will have to spend his days pineing away for the kitty and hating every kitty he meets.
RC turtle? Seemed it was zeroing in on the kitties just a bit too well.
I *sooooo* need one of those turtles for my backyard!!! Am tired of the neighbor’s fluffballs infesting my yard.. Go get ’em, speedy!
aaaaaaaaaawwwwwww! Bad Kitty! Bad Kitty! Bad Kitty! Poor Turtle! (sniff, sniff).Why can’t the cat chaese a mouse!? Poor lil turtle!!!
I think it may be time for a new category: Interspecies Harassment. (Key: big animal harassing small animal…not cute. Small animal harassing big animal…cute.)
What are you doing posting that on this site? The poor tortoise was only curious and nearly got its little head bitten off by your cat for just looking. Its ok to be determined, and I know its what a cat does, but couldn’t you do something about it? Sorry to complain, but I don’t find it to cute, it could actually be dangerous, as when tortoises are flipped on there backs, they can’t breathe. Sorry.
Some Perspective, Please!
That is a a snapping turtle and they have very strong jaws! It is biting those 2 cats, not playing with them! When someone realizes what is really happening in this video—-this is mean, not cute!
Doesn’t anyone recognize a snapping turtle? The bites of a snapping turtle really hurt!
That’s an American box turtle. Like this one:
More perspective, indeed, and less drama, please.
To some of the Nuffinghams above – despite occasional evidence to the contrary, I think we can assume neither turtles nor cats are complete idiots. When our cat is really scared or in danger, she doesn’t move 10 feet away and flop down on her side. That’s play behavior. If the cat was really hurt, it would have gone for heights (like the snake chased by a rabbit).
I have a lot less insight into whether or how turtles play, but I think a turtle in danger would not obstinately pursue its oppressor.
My first comment on CO and here I am hectoring. Guess I need to go look at some otters.
Holy overreactions everyone! If either animal were really hurt you would be able to tell.
The people who posted this video, saying that it was a tortoise in their garden, live in South Africa! Snappers DO NOT F-ING LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Probably a girl tortoise with some eggs hidden around the yard.
That little guy can sure go!
It’s funny that so many people are “poor little turtle” when it keeps going back for more and is the aggressor! Relax people.
LOL…the cat isn’t even bother the turtle….he just keeps going after the cat..too funny.
If those were my kittehs, I’d be makin meeself some good ol’ turtle soup!
Fer trying out loud, didn’t you people watch nature shows growing up? Look at the shell! Clearly not a snapper! And for God’s sake do you realy think turtles are no better designed than daleks? Of course they can flip themselves back over.
Dalek turtles!??? You mean they HOVER?
Ha! A male turtle, defending his territory. At least, I’m guessing that’s what’s going on. He wants all the cats out of the area so he can attract females.
For the inevitable whiners above, what the male is doing might sting the cats a bit, but he’s not trying to really hurt them, just like the cats aren’t really trying to strike back. It’s one of those “same planet, different worlds” moments where neither animal seems to be communicating correctly to the other.
Why, WHY didn’t the cat just flip the darn thing on its back?
No one can harsh teh cute on this one for me. Funniest frikkin’ thing I have evar seen!
Reminds me of the end of that scene in Happy Feet with the Leopard Seal: oh…we’re going to have to run away from you in the next HALF HOUR!😀
Chris, I knows cats and I agree with your analysis above.
um, that’s not a snapper. tortoise. i’ve seen them move that fast, but what’s with the zone-in-on-kitty? rabies?
why are their so many mean turtels???!!!
This made me laugh so much!! What a determined turtle.
I saw this clip on “The Daily Buzz” this morning, but it wasn’t in its entirety. The best shot? The torpuscle “charging” the the camera, mouth posed for chomping. Too funny.
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