Pet tortoise takes bite out of bread doppelganger

Published: Aug. 3, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Daniel Uria

Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A cartoonist in in Scotland created a loaf of bread shaped like his pet tortoise and the two quickly became a bit too close.

Neil Slorance shared a photo of his tortoise Herman next to a large loaf of bread he baked in the pet's likeness.

"My day? Oh y'know, made a bread version of my tortoise then showed it to him," Slorance wrote.

Slorance said he used Great British Bakeoff judge Paul Hollywood's London Bloomer Bread recipe and shaped it like a tortoise.

After Herman posed for the picture, Slorance said the tortoise took a nibble out of his bread doppleganger before losing interest.

"Herman no," Slorance wrote alongside a photo of the tortoise biting the bread.

Despite the betrayal, Slorance said he was pleased with Herman's interaction with his look-alike because the tortoise isn't meant to eat bread.

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