Ninety-year-old tortoise rides around with wheels

Ninety-year-old tortoise rides around with wheels

Ninety-year-old tortoise rides around with wheels

Written by Staff Writer

04 May, 2015 | 5:16 pm

A 90-year-old tortoise nicknamed Mrs. T is now moving at turbo-speed thanks to a new set of wheels. After a rat attack left Mrs T. without two front legs, her owners affixed wheels from a model aircraft to her shell.

Jude Ryder, Mrs. T’s owner stated that it was like fitting her with a turbo charger — she’s going double the speed she used to and went on to note that she uses her back legs to push herself along.

A Turbo-charged tortoise the Ryders took Mrs. T to a vet after the rat attack, but were worried she would have to be put down if she remained immobile. Luckily, Jude’s son Dale is a mechanical engineer, and he was able to design the wheels in a way that would work with Mrs. T’s movements.

Source: The Telegraph

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