Tortoise Gets Wheels In Place Of Injured Legs

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Tortoise Gets Wheels In Place Of Injured Legs

Mrs. T the tortoise suffered appalling injuries when her limbs were partially eaten by a rat. Owners Dale Sinclair-Jones and Linzi James of Pembroke, west Wales have had a set of wheels made to help Mrs. T get about. She can now move twice as fast with the special device fitted onto its shell. The rat ate her front legs to the elbow joint and gnawed on one of her rear legs, which will have to be amputated.

Owner Jude Ryder told The Telegraph, “She uses her back legs to push herself along. She seems quite happy, but it’s difficult to tell with a tortoise. The wheels were donated from a model airplane, and she’s not expecting the tortoise to have any long-term problems.”

“She can get a good speed up, much faster than before. Mrs. T is still quite young for a tortoise. She could go on for another 50 years – all she needs is a new set of tire every now and again.”

~ via: Autoblog

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