Injured turtle saved by hot wheels (3 photos)

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Her name is Tzivka. She was getting a tan one sunny day in Israel when a lawnmower, out of nowhere, ate her up and spit her out (I have no journalistic tact). She was left paralyzed in her rear legs. The awesome vets at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv gave Tzivka a new lease on life and fit her with a pair of wheels from a toy Ferrari.

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  • Gern Blanston

    Rollin on dubs. More specifically, K-nex. Cool just the same.

  • Diana Santos

    Poor turtle…but at least she has someone to take care of her :)

  • 50-50

    #1 Turtles be rolling….all the other animals be hatin'

    • obvi

      that didnt take long….. reaaaaaaaaal original

  • Ken

    They could have at least given the poor thing some off road tires! If that was in the US, they would have used Tonka Toy tires with 2" spinner rims and that tortoise would have been jacked-up in the rear.

    Nice job by the Docs to use some ingenuity to save the little fella.

  • bud

    i hate you for making me laugh at that

  • bubblerider86

    “We can rebuild her. We have the technology. We can make her better than she was. Better…stronger…faster.”

    • JHL1

      well, maybe not faster….

  • j-man85

    lawnmower out of the fucking nowhere.

  • Catence

    How are they attached? What is that stuff? #3

    • Jackson

      they stabbed it through its intestines!

    • Jackson

      I believe thats stabbed through its intestines

    • Ken

      It is EPOXY.

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  • landomcdando

    #1 haters gonna hate

  • Libertariandude

    Love this. I remember your post about handicapped dogs with wheels a long time ago.

  • Bill

    Would have been easier to make soup.

  • SeanOrnery

    Dude that's a tortoise retards

    • Ken

      You mean retreads?

  • BloodScrubber

    Go Go Gadget Turtlewheels!

  • Spivias

    i dont get it
    how did this require a vet
    looks like they just use gum to glue the axial to the turtle belly

  • Agnt Pisant

    Put it out of its misery

  • toitleman

    riding dirty!

  • Ivan

    Can it be remotely controlled?

  • yaneverknow

    So THATS how the tortoise beat the hare?

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