Screengrab via Oliver Turpin/YouTube

This miniature Jurassic Park is home to a fearsome pet tortoise

But how long until he escapes?

 

David Britton

Internet Culture

Published May 3, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 8:36 pm CDT

Louie, a Leopard Tortoise, has a pretty cool home thanks to his owner Oliver Turpin, whose name seems to be a mashup of a famous director and a homonym for terrapin, another word for turtle. (Coincidence… probably.)

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Turpin built his little pal a miniature Jurassic Park to call home, complete with the iconic front gates, visitor center, and even a ripped-down fence with exposed grazing area.

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It certainly looks cool, but lest we forget, Jurassic Park doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to keeping its animals secure. You might be thinking that a tortoise is a little easier to keep in check than a hungry T-rex, or a group of crafty raptors, but try telling that to this guy:


Or this dude:

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Yeah. That’s right. Never underestimate a reptile.

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Still, if Louie is content to chill out and happily eat grass, maybe there’s nothing to worry about… for now.

H/T Kotaku

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*First Published: May 3, 2016, 2:43 pm CDT