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2021-10-21 1:09:06 PM  
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2021-10-21 1:32:28 PM  
Turtles ain't too brainy, huh?
 
2021-10-21 1:33:02 PM  
Waiter, there's a turtle in my soup!
 
2021-10-21 1:39:29 PM  
Well I see where Mitch gets his brass balls from.
 
2021-10-21 1:47:05 PM  
And that's how lions started playing hockey.
 
2021-10-21 1:49:03 PM  
Mynd you, turtle bites Kan be pretti nasti. The lion was wise to møve.
 
2021-10-21 2:32:59 PM  

dionysusaur: Turtles ain't too brainy, huh?


They were there when the dinosaurs began, and outlived them by around 65 million years. So they seem to be doing alright.
 
2021-10-21 2:47:19 PM  

dionysusaur: Turtles ain't too brainy, huh?


Few predators are just gaping maws hoovering up every single morsel they see.  They aren't doing it consciously, but they have a cost-benefit process in their heads.  The lion won't generally go after something that small because it isn't worth his time for the meager calories he gets from it.  There are generally two almost hardwired size limits for a predator" "too small to bother with" and "too big to deal with safely"  If you're in either category, you can probably go up and kiss the damned lion if you wanted to.
 
2021-10-21 3:28:43 PM  
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The lion doesn't know what he's missing.
 
2021-10-21 4:02:32 PM  
Cowabunga!
 
2021-10-21 4:27:08 PM  
Aw, that's adorable. Turtle just wants to check out the giant furry thing. He/she's probably never seen one up close.
 
2021-10-21 4:56:21 PM  
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/This cat reminded me of my MIL's. A dog spotted it and ran towards it while barking loudly. The cat responded by running straight AT the dog. That really confused the dog, it yelped in surprise and scrambled to get away from the cat as fast as it could.
 
2021-10-21 5:06:32 PM  

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/This cat reminded me of my MIL's. A dog spotted it and ran towards it while barking loudly. The cat responded by running straight AT the dog. That really confused the dog, it yelped in surprise and scrambled to get away from the cat as fast as it could.


When threatened by animals much larger than they are, cats charge directly for the face of the larger animal and intentionally keep moving in multiple directions to throw the larger animal off balance. The constant movement lets the larger animal know they can't outmaneuver the cat, which is normally enough of a threat to get them to back off.
 
2021-10-21 5:14:56 PM  
I had a beagle who would absolutely lose her shiat when she encountered a turtle.  Not aggressive, but full-throat baying at it from inches away.  From her perspective, I guess it was a rock that moved and smelled alive.  I could see how that weirded her out.
 
2021-10-21 6:37:47 PM  

foo monkey: I had a beagle who would absolutely lose her shiat when she encountered a turtle.  Not aggressive, but full-throat baying at it from inches away.  From her perspective, I guess it was a rock that moved and smelled alive.  I could see how that weirded her out.


I had a similar incident with my Shar Pei. I let her out one morning and 10 minutes later she was barking up a storm while staring at the ground. I called her and let her inside. Later that day I let her out and a few minutes later she is doing the same thing about 6 feet from the earlier spot. I go out to investigate and there is a box turtle about as big as a softball that she is losing her shiat over. I picked it up and put it on the other side of the fence in the direction it was headed.
 
2021-10-21 11:27:57 PM  
The lions weren't hungry - they were full of baby zebra meat, had blood on their chins, and needed to wash it down.

Taken by safari guide Reggi Barreto inside South Africa's Greater Kruger National Park

The original is much longer. The turtle also approaches a female lion but doesn't chase her away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eWaj​K​Y_HMw
Turtle Chases Lions From His Waterhole
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Turtle Chases Lions From His Waterhole
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