Somehow, it doesn't seem fitting that a speedy, dual-threat quarterback like Colin Kaepernick would keep a tortoise for a pet.

But when you see photos like these, it's hard to deny that the duo looks natural together.

Kaepernick, the second-year quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers who has taken over for Alex Smith, has been one of the biggest surprises of the NFL season. He's led the 49ers to impressive wins over the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints, and has even beaten out Smith for the starting job the past two weeks.

Mostly unknown before he took over for Smith, Kaepernick has been the subject of much scrutiny over the past few weeks. While some of it has been negative and unnecessary, we've also learned about Kaepernick's lighter side. Like the fact that he owns a 100-pound tortoise named Sammy.

As the San Francisco Chronicle reported last year, when Kaepernick purchased the tortoise, he could hold it in the palm of his hand. Now, it is humongous and "eats the backyard."

Kaepernick's tortoise is one of the coolest, if not the best, pet owned by a professional athlete. The top honor undoubtedly goes to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who owns a camel.

(H/T to Larry Brown Sports)

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Running on a treadmill may not be as demanding as running outside, but it's certainly not a walk in the park.

So this cat deserves some serious props for keeping pace with its owner on her exercise machine. In this video, which was posted on Monday and has gained tens of thousands of views in less than 24 hours, the feline hops on the treadmill next to its owner.

Despite a few hiccups, the cat manages to hang on for a short jog.

Next up? The elliptical.

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Normally, observing someone as they sleep is about as boring as watching paint dry. But there's something about this dog that makes this video absolutely precious.

Susie Q, an English Bulldog puppy, is knocked out cold on the couch in an adorable manner. Frankly, she resembles everyone's 80-year-old grandfather when he takes a cat nap at Thanksgiving.

The pooch keeps twitching as though she is having some sort of bad dream. What about? Unfortunately, we'll never know.

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