Blade Runner Roller

Earlier today, we saw a great example of one big ol’ Turtle helping another! This hour, it’s a hoomin’s turn to do a good deed. It seems Blade was having trouble moving about, so his hoomin carted him off to his vet- who came up with the idea of sticking some Lego wheels on, so Blade could become a man in motion. So to speak.

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One Green Planet.org says Blade has a metabolic bone disorder, and the wheels will help him move around so he can regain leg strength.

We found a LiveLeak.com translaysh. Dr. Plische says, “We mounted Lego wheels on the turtle ‘Blade’ because he had a bone metabolism illness and his shell was too heavy and had a loss of muscles. That’s why he couldn’t pick up himself and walk anymore. The bones were like rubber and the musculature had clearly diminished.”

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Blade’s hoomin, Iris P., says: “At the beginning or in the middle of August last year, I noted for the first time that Blade wasn’t so active and fit as the other two turtles [I own]. I kept him in his terrarium because [the weather in] August was really cold.”

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How’d they get the wheels on there? Dr. P. said, “The turtle didn’t feel any pain because we made no hole, but we stocked it with a special glue, that only has two components.”

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Kudos to Dr. Carsten Plischke for thinking outside the box, and swiping his son’s Legos. From Susan M.

[*Note: The video header says “turtle.” The One Green Planet article says Blade is a tortoise, yet the translation has the vet saying “turtle.” And the translation ALSO refers to “tortoise.” -Ed.]

GAAAAA! Little Fur Creatures In Japan

We’ve got Buns, we’ve got Munks, and Squirrels, (even Turtles!) -good GRIEF. This is a real place: Machida Squirrel Garden in Japan.

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Photos spotted here. Another score from……Andrew Y. Who else?

Turtle Matchingks

[Yeah, I got a tat of me on my stomach. I don’t know how it happened, either. I mean, it was late one night, me and the guys were out on the town, we stopped in this place, you know the story. Cool, huh?]

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From Jaime H. as seen on Litbloc.com.

World Turtle Day Germany UPDATE

It ees a proven factoid that Those Of The Hard Shell Persuasion love nomming strawberries, as this classic shot shows. “Here I have a photo of our baby greek turtle Maya eating tiny strawberries. Since she’s an expert in doing that, I hope she’s cute enough for your page ;) Thank you for all the cuteness! Greetings from Germany :) -Becca.” (Up late at night in Germany, emailing C.O.)

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Penny For Your Thoughts, Lil’ Fella

[O HAI, jus’ crawlin’ ’round here in Little Rock, Arkansas. Not much going on. Actually I was hoping to make it into a “Friday Haiku,” but from the looks of the top-secret schedule, those are already done, right?]

[Correct. We like to work several days out. -Ed.]

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“This guy is super adorable,” says submitter Amanda G.

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