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Old 04-19-2018, 11:00 AM   #1
Giant Tortoise cracks its shell

I feel bad for the people that lost this fella, looks like he'll be OK!
Old 04-19-2018, 06:08 PM   #2
Now that is quite a story and some amazing photos of the repaired shell! My question is: What was a 70-pound tortoise doing on top of a 10 foot wall?????

Prognosis Good: Tortoise Recovers After $4K Surgery to Cracked Shell
By Christina Bravo

A tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in Fallbrook is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.
San Diego County Animal Services says the 70-pound tortoise was trying to escape a dog when it fell from a 10-foot wall in Fallbrook. He landed on his back and his shell cracked in three places.
Vets used zip ties, screws and wire to hold the broken shell together.
It may take a year for the shell to heal, but doctors say the 30- to 40-year-old tortoise's prognosis is good.
Old 04-20-2018, 03:23 PM   #3
I love a happy ending.
Old 04-20-2018, 03:37 PM   #4
Originally Posted by hotlips View Post
I love a happy ending.
Yes I whole heartedly agree 😉
Old 05-23-2018, 09:22 PM   #5
$4000? Looks like all they did was slap some bubble gum on its back.

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