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Your morning adorable: Persistent tortoise chases a tomato

If there's one thing we admire, it's an animal with determination.

Like Ed here, for example. Ed, an African spurred tortoise, is native to the Sahara desert and the Sahel -- both places he'd be unlikely to ever encounter a tomato.

Despite the fact that it's not a food he'd eat in his natural habitat, Ed is perhaps the world's biggest fan of tomatoes. He's enough of a fan to chase one for a solid two minutes -- admirable persistence, we think.

Apparently tortoise tomato-chasing isn't all that unusual; another YouTube video shows a Russian tortoise having the very same battle of wills with a rolling cherry tomato. If there were a Tortoise Olympics, we suspect tomato-rolling would be its most popular event.

-- Lindsay Barnett

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