In far less depressing (non-squid) animal news, a 12-year old African spur-thighed tortoise NAMED GAMERA (â™« Gamera is really neat, Gamera is filled with meat â™«) had to have its front left leg amputated after a severe burn and tissue damage. So what did the vets do? What any Transformers fan would -- epoxied a swivel wheel from somebody's desk chair on him. BU-BWAM! -- Gamera rolled out of surgery with a new lease on life. Oh man, just think if he'd had a set of wheels when he was racing that cocky hare (NOT assy fur). He...probably would've flown off the course and crashed into a tree or something.
Hit the jump for one more shot and a video of Gamera bein' all "I don't if I got a wheel for a leg, I'm here for the grass."
WSU veterinarians replace tortoise leg with wheel [wsutoday]
Tortoise Has Leg Replaced with a Swivel Wheel, Watch Him Roll! [obviouswinner]
Thanks to Ksurfiws and LOLLERSKATE (nice), who taped wheels to their hands and now they can't open doors or beer bottles. Smart thinking, guys.