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

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39 Responses to “Cute little injured turtle now has wheels: "They see me rollin, they hatin"”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Awww … how cute.

    Also, it’s a Tortoise.

    • fyreflye says:

      Yes, it’s a tortoise, not a turtle; no webbed feet as far as I can see. And it looks like our own Southwestern desert tortoise. What good would wheels do a creature who spends most of its time in the water?

  2. carlosbenjaminwalker says:

    cyborb + turtle =

    cybortle?
    turtborg?

  3. jimh says:

    Obligatory ADref: I just love their leathery, snappy little faces!

  4. _Username says:

    The last photo gives me an awesome idea for a new mouse…so where does one go about finding an injured turtle and giving it a purpose in life

  5. andyhavens says:

    Must… resist… puns… so many…

  6. nanuq says:

    What, no welcome for our cyborg turtle overlords? Resistance is futile.

  7. BB says:

    Poor baby can never be in the wild again. I hope they compensate by giving her the most mind-blowing tortoise treats in the universe.

  8. Dave says:

    And remember: no jokes about “Hot Wheels” cars, doing “wheelies,” and don’t even mention drag racing…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Pimp My Turtle?

  10. ksol1460_newsdesk says:

    About improving the wheels (and I agree, they need it) —

    Here’s the safari’s contact information.

    Bluejay

  11. Ugly Canuck says:

    At least this little turtle seems happier than the little wheeled frog pictured here:

    http://delawarepunchline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/froglegsLARGE.jpg

  12. ShaneAH says:

    Lollified for your amusement. Had to be done!
    http://cheezburger.com/View/4329565184

  13. Anonymous says:

    I for one welcome our bionic turtle overlords.

  14. theyallhateme says:

    Am I the only one that saw this and immediately thought of pinewood derby mods?

  15. Spekkio says:

    All seriousness – Tzvika needs better wheels. Those wheels look cheap and probably won’t move very well on rough or uneven surfaces.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Great I have 2 Tortoises and know how fast they can move on legs so with wheels it mut be speeding!

  17. Quiche de Resistance says:

    Alignment needs to be tweaked a little on that left wheel.

  18. doingdoing says:

    I’m guessing no soap on him either.

  19. Boondocker says:

    Sooooo cute!

    I’m already thinking of several different designs, though… one central ball (like a trackball) that could let the turtle more effectively turn, or rubber tires that wouldn’t drag on carpet, etc.

    I guess when you’re facing permanent road rash in your nether regions, you’ll take any wheels at all, though.

  20. laineybirdy says:

    Boondocker – great ideas! you must be an engineer – love that trackball idea.

  21. Bevin says:

    Watch out, hare!

  22. Tavie says:

    Adorable! Reminds me of this 2008 post.

  23. beemoh says:

    And, if you drag her backwards a short way on a smooth surface, she zips forward at high speed for ages!

  24. MrWednesday says:

    Tortoise R havin wheels.

  25. _Username says:

    Why didnt they give her spinners so I could really hate her

  26. Shart Tsung says:

    Monday a Kanye related post and today she is quoting Chamillionaire, very cool Xeni. I didn’t know you were a fan of hip-hop!

    Poor little critter, hopefully it can still have a good life..on wheels.

  27. scifijazznik says:

    Someone get Rollin’ Tizzerrapin some sizzurp.

  28. Epiphany says:

    That’s a Tortoise NOT a Turtle lol. Turtles & Terrapins live in the water, That’s a land animal, which will make it a TORTOISE!!
    All the same, at least it was saved, but I won’t b taking my Tortoises or Turtles to that vet if he/she can’t tell the difference between a Tortoise & a Turtle

  29. Kimmo says:

    Shouldn’t the axle be a couple of inches shorter…?

    She’ll snag the wheels on stuff.

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