Pedro, a 15-year-old box turtle, who lost both his legs, recently received a special set of wheels that will help him with movement.
When Pedro was adopted by Sandra Traylor, it had three functioning legs. However, in a couple of months, Pedro disappeared from her backyard but returned with one more missing leg. Traylor turned to vets at Louisiana State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital for help. Pedro then became their patient.
“There was nothing medically wrong with him, “But of course he didn’t have any back legs,” Ginger Guttner, the communications manager for LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine told CNN.
Kelly Rockwell, an intern at the hospital, suggested they can glue lego pieces underneath the turtle and attach wheels which would make him moving again. The vets thought it to be the best possible way for movement.
— LSU (@LSU) June 20, 2019
“Our patients can be two grams or 2,000 pounds, so we often have to look at things from a completely different perspective,” Guttner told the CNN.
She even told that a team at LSU once built a little fountain to help keep a fish alive as they performed an endoscopy.
Pedro has been known on the internet for his bravery and has an adorable account by his own name which is operated by his owner Sandra.
Thank you to everyone who has shared my story! It is very difficult for me to thank everyone individually but my love goes out to all! I hope I can bring joy to others through your kindness. ❤️🐢
— Pedro The Turtle (@PedroTheTurtle) June 22, 2019
The little creature has shown so much courage and the netizens cannot stop praising it. Take a look :
Sooo cool… There are still good people out here! https://t.co/LvnEzmMNf6
— Bill O’Gorman (@wjo1972) June 22, 2019
VOTE FOR PEDRO! https://t.co/7yKMdhyK0E
— Deanna B. Narveson (@dbnarveson) June 20, 2019
— CNN (@CNN) June 21, 2019
He protecc, he attacc, but most importantly he got wheels in the bacc
— D△N SMITH AS MEERK△TS (@dansmithmeerkat) June 22, 2019
They se me rollinnnnn they hatinggggg pic.twitter.com/mFxUBKl7wG
— Outspoken_E (@OutspokenE) June 22, 2019
This is a sweet gesture. Good on them. 😭🙏🐢💞 pic.twitter.com/CuAEUcvwn0
— Gold@AX (@GoIdenOnyx) June 22, 2019
God bless you baby turtle 🤗🤗🤗🤗
— PRIYANKA 1️⃣7️⃣ %FB till 4k following. (@tweeterwali) June 22, 2019
This might be the fastest turtle alive!
— Rishabh Dwivedi (@DwivediHrishu) June 22, 2019
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