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This 90 Year Old Tortoise Lost Her Front Legs So Her Owner Got Her a New Set of Wheels

May 10, 2015

TwistedSifter

This 90 Year Old Tortoise Lost Her Front Legs, So Her Owners Gave Her a New Set of Wheels (3)

Meet Mrs. T, a 90-year-old tortoise who lives with her owner in Pembroke, West Wales, UK. Tragically this past winter, a rat broke into Mrs. T’s hutch while she was hibernating and chewed off her two front legs.

When owner Jude Ryder discovered the horrifying scene during a routine check-up, she immediately rushed Mrs. T to her local vet.

This 90 Year Old Tortoise Lost Her Front Legs, So Her Owners Gave Her a New Set of Wheels (1)

The doctors told Jude they would have to amputate her legs to save her life. Jude feared that Mrs. T would not survive the trauma of losing her mobility. Desperate, she turned to her son Dale for help.

Dale, 37, a mechanical engineer, was actually the original owner of Mrs. T. Jude had bought the tortoise?who at the time was around 60?for her then 8-year-old soon nearly thirty years ago. Determined to help, Dale came up with an ingenious solution.

Using a set of wheels from a model aircraft, Dale…

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