Skip to comments.Uganda: Police officer shoots 'aggressive' tortoise
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:51:21 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
A police officer in Uganda has reportedly shot a tortoise dead after being attacked by the "aggressive" creature.
The incident happened in the Nebbi district in the north of the country near the Congolese border. The officer - named as Charles Onegiu by the New Vision newspaper - said the animal entered his home and attacked him while he was enjoying a post-work cup of 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 told the paper. After attempting 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 Onegiu, "before burning the dead reptile to ashes."
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LOL just think about this vicious tortoise attack.
Slow news day
I’m try to figure out if this is a step up or a step down from shooting dogs.
Hey, he just wanted Tortoise Soup.
Good thing we only have aggressive dogs that police “need” to shoot.
Cops in our country don’t shoot tortoises.
They shoot dogs.
Just goes to show that, in some things, American cops are behind Uganda cops.
Come on Ami cops, start shooting threatening SNAILS. I know you can do it.
Did the officer get home safely?
>>Cops in our country dont shoot tortoises.
Probably just because they don’t know which ones are protected and which ones aren’t. Mark the unprotected ones and it will be about a week before some cop with black BDUs and wraparound sunglasses blows one away for threatening him.
But hey, as long as they get home safe at night!
Slow news day; slow dead turtle.
We mourn for Yertel.
Everyone has this wrong. It was obviously a Mutant Ninja Turtle, and probably a pubescent one at that. Those can be quite dangerous at a distance of fifty feet.
Michelle will step in with a #MournForMyrtle campaign.
Pre-employment test for a job with Homeland Security? No dogs or Tea Party people available?
He’s a public employee, that tortoise has probably been chasing him around all day and he was exhausted.
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