Animals Video


By Charlotte Regen

This fast turtle showed off its surprising speed as it ran away from a jogger.

As Yousef Al Zarou was running near his home in Fresno, California, USA, he came across the reptile walking in the grass.

After going over to inspect the animal, the turtle looks straight and the camera and doesn’t appear to be welcoming of the attention.

Spooked, the animal turns tail and scurries off into a nearby lake with incredible speed for a notoriously slow creature.

Yousef said: “The turtle moved so fast I was stunned.

“I didn’t realise they could move some quickly.

“I was jogging and spotted it.

“I’ve never seen one in the wild before, so I wanted to take a closer look.

“It didn’t appear to like my attention and ran off really fast.”