Animals Video

By Charlotte Regen

This is the bonk-ers moment a pair of horny tortoises interrupts a leopard hunting its prey.

As tourist Matthew Poole filmed the patient predator stalking its next meal on the Sand River bank at Beyond Kirkmans Kamp in South Africa, his shot was invaded by two lovers.

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While the focused leopard tries to focus on November 3, the leopard tortoise couple begrudgingly force her to move forward as they get intimate.

Clearly not perturbed by their big cat neighbour, the randy reptiles carry on until the leopard finally runs off and they are left to carry on their lovemaking.

Matthew, from Limpopo, South Africa, said: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

“We were watching the leopard stalking something in the dense thicket when the tortoises appeared.

“Nobody on the tour could control their laughter.

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“I managed to subdue everyone as the leopard was in the middle of the hunt.

“After about five minutes of their mating, she finally had enough and she ran off.

“I had never managed to get a video of tortoises mating before until then.”