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The heartwarming story of a two-legged turtle


A red-footed tortoise in Brazil had an unfortunate run-in with electric fence, forcing veterinarians to amputate the turtle’s front legs. Facing a life slower than even a normal pokey turtle pace, the team at Veterinary Hospital of Uberaba came up with a creative solution—wheels. With the help of two wheels typically used for office furniture, the hapless turtle was back on the move, wheeling around the hospital in no time.

“He’s fine. He’s a little wheelbarrow now,” veterinary student Rodrigo Rodrigues said. “His owner is thrilled.”

Full story at TheStar.

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  • Marty

    That is sweet. A clear example of receiving help when it is needed.