Tommy the tortoise is absolutely raging – and nobody knows why. Who is he, you ask? He is the family pet that dad John French brought home for his children.
BA hostess given £115,000 after plane she was working on caught fire on take-off In a video filmed by the parent (who, by the way, is in the doghouse for buying the angry reptile), Timmy is caught headbutting Noah’s ark.
And then when Mr French tries to approach him – he flies into a rage… biting his shoes.
The 37-year-old owner said today that the pet is out of control and has claimed their garden as his own ‘for the next 100 years’ – chasing and biting anyone who sets foot in it. He added that he took in ‘crazy’ tortoise Timmy a year ago when he spotted him relentlessly banging against a glass vivarium in a nursery the sports coach was working in.
Newlywed died after ‘stumbling into path of truck’ following her birthday party After leading wife Steph to believe their violent new house guest was just for summer, he later had to come clean and reveal that Timmy was for keeps.
Sadly, Timmy has become so violent that the family have been forced to ditch children’s parties for fear that the tortoise would attack and injure their young guests. John, from Penrith, Cumbria, said: ‘He is very territorial. Anything that is in the garden that isn’t grass gets attacked. Absolute mad lads take Henry Hoovers on tour ‘He is crazy. I would get him a girlfriend but I think he might kill her. ‘He is very fast. That’s one of the things I first noticed about him. We are just giving him a bit of time to get used to it.
He is making up for lost time now. He is absolutely rapid. ‘He was fine for a while. We had to look for him in the garden because he would hide himself away but after a year he became so territorial. ‘My wife didn’t realise he was living with us. Now she hates him. He goes for her feet. They can live for 100 years but my wife didn’t realise that either. ‘I find it quite funny. My friends love him.
I initially thought he [Timmy] was just staying with us for the Summer holidays. ‘When John told me that he was actually living with us on a permanent basis I was not happy at all. Hunt for ‘top deck toucher’ groping girls on London buses ‘He has a terrible temper and attacks anything that moves in the garden and he constantly bites at my shoes or any toys left lying on the grass. ‘At the end of the Summer John built Timmy his own large pen with a green house to stop him attacking our family and any visitors but this new enclosure takes up a large part of our garden. ‘To be fair,
Timmy leads a great life as John said that he used to live in a little vivarium. ‘The preschool have definitely done the best thing by giving him to us as he now has a green house with his own heat lamps and garden to roam around in.’ John has recently brought Timmy in the house to hibernate in a box in their garage until March next year in the hopes that this will calm him down.