Ugandan cop guns down 'aggressive' tortoise

Policeman gets trigger-happy with tortoise

A Ugandan police officer has shot a tortoise after claiming the reptile became “very aggressive” towards him. 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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