A New Set of Wheels

I found this article on an English news site that I'd like to share.

"It was like fitting her with a turbo charger - she's going double the speed she used to," said owner Jude Ryder. "She uses her back legs to push herself along. She seems quite happy, but it's difficult to tell with a tortoise."
"A 90-year-old tortoise..."
The animal, called Mrs T, was facing a grim future after a rat chewed off her two front legs while she was hibernating, but her owners glued the wheels from a model aircraft onto her shell."
I could not download a great video but here is the link for it:


  1. What an inspiring post, John. Thankfully she was not destroyed. She looks pretty darn good for 90, considering that most "seniors" have their wheels taken away at that age...sorry :} But I have no positive feelings toward that rat~

  2. arme Kröte! Aber eine super Idee mit den Rädern. ;o)
    LG - Heike

  3. How marvelous that she could adapt. Maybe I should stop whining about my problems?

  4. Simply wonderful. That tortoise has a smile on it's face :)

  5. that sounds like a terrible thing to wake up to


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