Tortoises are not known for their speedy charges, but Tuk the tortoise, a native of Chester, England, is spry enough to frighten a much larger chihuahua, as seen in this video.
Alison Eite was dog-sitting the chihuahua when her tortoise, Tuk, sets off in pursuit to chase the pooch.
“Of all the dogs Tuk has met, little Chilli definitely put up the most resistance and chased right back,” Eite wrote in a Facebook post that featured the video.
“My dog Eddie, who passed in November, was very submissive to Tuk and they got along great, other than eating each other’s treats whenever they could,” Eite told Storyful. “I’m wondering if Tuk feels as though these new dogs are invading Eddie’s space.”
The tortoise was acquired at a street market in Morocco 20 years ago and taken back to England, Eite said. Credit: Alison Eite via Storyful