The clip of the animal allegedly trying to hop lasts 24 seconds but most of the footage simply shows the tortoise waiting by the river.
The anticipation builds until finally the creature throws itself down the bank in an apparent attempt to leap.
There’s no evidence it was actually trying to jump but the title of the clip, Epic Turtle Jump (it’s actually a tortoise), suggests this may have been the case.
Needless to say not everyone was impressed with the final result, with some users annoyed it wasn’t as impressive as they had hoped.
ObjectMachine was one such frustrated viewer, and wrote: ‘What the f**k was that’.
JohnnyFreedomFighter added: ‘That was his stealthy ninja tortoise roll, this is the last thing you see before he sneaks up behind you and breaks your neck.’