A police officer in Uganda reportedly shot a tortoise dead after he claimed that he was being attacked by the “aggressive” animal.
The officer said the reptile entered his home and attacked him while he was enjoying some tea.
“I tried to scare it but the tortoise became very aggressive. I took a stick to chase it but it instead became more violent,” he said according to the BBC.
After he tried to fend off the tortoise with a plastic chair ….
… he said he “instinctively” drew his firearm and shot it dead.
A local Christian group later prayed for him, “before burning the dead reptile to ashes.”
A tragic loss, tortoises are among the gentlest creatures in the …