Injured tortoise gets training wheels

 

 

 

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 Southwest Florida- Bandit wasn’t expected to survive. When the gopher tortoise was crushed by a car in a parking lot at Barefoot Beach Preserve, his shell split open, his organs were pushed out of his body and his spine was damaged.

Now, each morning he is strapped to a scooter with skate wheels. He uses his front legs to pull himself – at speeds surely unknown to him – racing around on tile floors and speeding toward the door.

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