'Lucky' turtle gets new legs

August 21, 2009 8:01:42 PM PDT
A North Bay turtle is now scooting around thanks to an innovative veterinarian.

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Lucky's owner Sally Pyne believes the box turtle's font legs were chewed off by a racoon.

Pyne was referred to North Bay Veterinary Clinic surgeon Robert Jereb. Once Jereb concluded that Lucky was not going to die from its injuries, he attached a double set of furniture sliders at the front of Lucky's shell. The sliders prop up Lucky and allow it to move around powered by its back legs.

Story courtesy of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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