Death in a shell

We often say that it’s safe to have pets. Sure, they’re harmless, tamed creatures that shed all over us, and they look really cute when we dress up in a sweater, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want to kill us.

In New York City, a tortoise sat in its tank for who knows how long, just waiting for the right moment. Recently, that moment came. The tortoise somehow escaped its tank and knocked over a heat lamp, which was hot enough to spark up some nearby paint products. Before long, the entire apartment was on fire. Sure, the humans all got out alive, and the tortoise was saved, but the lesson here is that when it comes to pets, never turn your back.

One of them could be slowly crawling over to you while you sleep to eat your eyes.

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