Well, in this case, our headline pretty much says it all.

When Colin Kaepernick was a child of just 10 years old, he got a pet tortoise. However, unlike the reptiles (No, tortoises are not amphibians. Trust us, we looked this up.) of many children which have since been flushed down the toilet, Sammy — as the tortoise is named — is still very much alive, and has grown to a whopping 115 pounds over the years.

Check out a picture of the NFC-champion quarterback and his pet below.


Photo via Twitter/@BryanAGraham