Cute little injured turtle now has wheels: "They see me rollin, they hatin"

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(photos: REUTERS/Nir Elias)

A veterinarian places Tzvika, an injured female turtle, on a carpet at the Wildlife Hospital in the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv January 5, 2011. Now she's a cyborg turtle.

About two months ago Tzvika was run over by a lawn mower, suffering severe damage to her shell and a spinal injury that affected her ability to use her rear limbs. The wheels, attached by veterinarians at the Safari, elevate the turtle to keep the shell from being worn down and enable her to walk.

More photographs below, the first of which shows you how the wheels were attached to her body. Mark blogged about an earlier turtle-mod project like this back in 2008. I like turtles.

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