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Posted by Brian-SFCRC on May 12, 2003 at 06:32:08:
In Reply to: Dill posted by icequeen on May 12, 2003 at 00:03:59:
SOUTHERN FLORIDA CORUCIA RESEARCH CENTER (SFCRC)
Dill is absolutely beautiful! As They say..A picture is worth a thousand words. This tells me alot which I can share here.
Dill is a female. I base this on the shape of her head and a C/A BIOMETRIC RATIO of .63.
Dill is much healthier (especially this this a picture after you first got her) than I imagined. There is no Tresplod sign. In other words, she's not as thin and bony as a typical starved and/or sick PTS.
She appears to have some digits on all feet. I thought once foot was just a stump. The original plan for the prosthesis will have to be scapped. I will try to think of something else.
Good thing I didn't make it yet and sent it to you!
As soon as I talk with Ron (He's part of the SFCRC) I will contact you.
:This is Dill right after we brought her home from the pet shop. You can sort of see her really bad toe, and the tight band of skin around it in this picture. It's the second toe in on her front foot. Notice how the claw on that toe is turned to the side, rather than under her foot like the others (well, there ARE no others on that foot...I mean in comparison to her back feet).
:Each of those dark spots part way down her back toes are also bands of unshed skin. BUT...those ones are GONE now! I was able to remove them with lots of soaking, and massages with vegetable oil, and with the GENTLE help of a toothpick.
:You can see in the second picture that she is missing three of the toes on her right foot as well.