A couple of lions were trying to get a drink of water but were chased away by a curious and determined turtle.
The video was shot by Safari guide Reggi Barreto at the MalaMala Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
According to Barreto, the lions stopped for some water after feasting on a zebra. The turtle popped up from the water and started poking at them.
“It was an incredibly rare sighting for me to film,” Barreto wrote. “Watching the terrapin approach the lions that had blood on their chins from the zebra. It seems as though the terrapin was actually more interested in getting some of that blood as opposed to ‘chasing the lions away.’”
As you can see from the footage below, the lions seemed to get a bit annoyed by the turtle but didn't attack it.
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