Onegiu goes on to say that he then attempted to hit the tortoise with a plastic chair, and that the animal "got out of the hut and moved towards the latrine as people rushed to my rescue."
Onegiu then reached for his firearm instinctively as the tortoise was walking away from him and shot the reptile dead.
"It was a very big white tortoise," said a shaken Onegiu. "As I talk now, I am still scared because it is the first time I have seen such an incident happen in my life or heard of one."
This is an extremely accurate statement, as there has been no recorded instance of a tortoise violently attacking a full-grown man -- although Russian Tortoises have been known to attack each other.
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