And you thought they were slow! Humorous moment tortoises RUN to their dinner bowl to scoff their faces after owner taps tray to alert them
- Man taps a tray of food on the ground to stir the interest of the creatures
- They emerge from the back of the garden and run over to the dinner bowl
- Tortoises clamber on top of each other while crowding around metal tray
- Owner is required to fill up tray with more food to satisfy their appetites
The tortoise is known for being both slow and sluggish.
But it appears that instead of being lazy the creature is simply conserving its energy for when it is needed for something really important – like food.
This humorous footage, captured in China, shows tortoises running as quickly as they can after being summoned to the dinner table
A man taps a metal tray containing food on the ground to stir the interest of the creatures
The tortoises run as quickly as they can after being summoned to the dinner table
In the clip, a man, who presumably owns the tortoises, taps a metal tray containing food on the ground to stir the interest of the creatures.
The animals, who recognise the familiar sound, then respond by heading towards the two trays as quickly as they can in order to feed.
Before long there are 15 tortoises crowded around the bowls, scoffing down their dinner, as another two emerge from the bushes at the back of the garden.
The man responds by filling up the trays with food to satisfy the insatiable appetites of the hungry animals.
The hungry creatures head towards the two trays of food as quickly as they can in order to eat
The man fills up the trays with food to satisfy the insatiable appetites of the hungry animals
Eventually the two stragglers catch up with the rest of the group, who clamber on top of each other while battling for the best place to eat.
The video maker then a films another three tortoises, who had presumably been asleep, emerging from the garden before a fourth appears.
More are seen heading over to the trays of food from a different location – taking a shortcut through a trough of water.
The clip concludes with all the creatures standing together scoffing their dinner.
The creatures feed together and clamber on top of each other while battling for the best place