This giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands is a vegetarian that really went off the wagon. It was caught on video stalking and eating a live bird.
In a statement Monday, Justin Gerlach, director of studies at Peterhouse, Cambridge and affiliated researcher at the University of Cambridge's Museum of Zoology said "This is completely unexpected behaviour and has never been seen before in wild tortoises".
"The giant tortoise pursued the tern chick along a log, finally killing the chick and eating it," he said in the journal Current Biology.
"It was a very slow encounter, with the tortoise moving at its normal, slow walking pace -- the whole interaction took seven minutes and was quite horrifying."