This Bad-Ass Tortoise Is Doubling Its Normal Speed Because She’s On Wheels

As the old man’s tale says,” When life gives you lemons, make a lemonade.”
But… When rats take your legs, get a pair of wheels!

This Bad-Ass Tortoise Is Doubling Its Normal Speed Because She's On Wheels A hundred year old female tortoise is now doubling his normal speed after being fitted with a set of wheels after a vicious rat gnawed off its two front legs to the elbow joint while she was hibernating. The much-loved pet has the run of Ms Ryder’s garden in Pembroke, West Wales, in spring and summer before being tucked away in in the garden shed to hibernate.

Ms Ryder was horrified when she went to check on her ancient pet last month and found its front legs had been eaten away in the rat attack. Her local vet battled to save Mrs T (as the tortoise is being called) but feared she would not survive without being mobile. After running up to a £1,000 vets bill Ms. Ryder turned to her mechanical engineer son Dale Sinclair-Jones, 37, for help.

Mrs. T is facing a grim future however, her caring owners glued the wheels from a model aircraft onto her shell and Mrs T is said to be enjoying being able to get around much faster than she used to.
This Bad-Ass Tortoise Is Doubling Its Normal Speed Because She's On Wheels

It was like fitting her with a turbo charger – she’s going double the speed she used to. She uses her back legs to push herself along, she seems quite happy but it’s difficult to tell with a tortoise,” Owner Jude Ryder, aged 56.

This Bad-Ass Tortoise Is Doubling Its Normal Speed Because She's On Wheels Mr Sinclair-Jones designed the front wheels and used resin to attach them to the front of her shell.

According to his mother,

She can get a good speed up, much faster than before. Mrs T is still quite young for a tortoise she could go on for another 50 years – all she needs is a new set of tires every now and again.”

This Bad-Ass Tortoise Is Doubling Its Normal Speed Because She's On Wheels

Way to go Mr. Jones, Mrs. T’s life has been saved!

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