Reptilian amputee gets epoxied prosthesis


The 12-year-old African spur-thighed tortoise that you see above had to have its left front leg amputated. Veterinarians at Washington State University’s College of veterinary medicine came up with a novel solution to the reptile’s mobility problem: they fitted a caster painlessly to the bottom of the tortoise’s shell using epoxy.

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About the author: C. S. Magor

 

C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.

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