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Press: Shot tortoise on a roll


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Posted by W von Papinešu on August 06, 2002 at 20:36:12:

REUTERS (UK) 06 August 02 Shot tortoise on a roll
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: A domesticated tortoise that lost the use of its hind feet after being hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in a Rio de Janeiro shantytown has been fitted with a pair of wheels to move around again.
Doctors at a veterinary clinic in Rio's beachside Copacabana district said on Tuesday the 20-year-old animal was learning to walk, or roll, using its front feet and a pair of wheels from a television rack, attached to the bottom side of its shell with adhesive bandage.
The owner of the animal, who lives in the shantytown, cannot afford to pay for the treatment, but one of the doctors is taking care of the reptile, whose thick bony shell had failed to protect it from the bullet, for free.




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