03-10-2013, 08:13 PM #1
Mr Stubbs the alligator given new tail after losing his in a fight
I liked this story because the alligator has been given a second chance and was not put to sleep. He looks a lot happier now but is still scary.
An alligator has become the first in the world to be given a prosthetic tail.
The nine-year-old reptile, called Mr Stubbs, was left unable to swim after having his rear end bitten off in a fight.
The youngster struggled to keep upright in deep water and he faced a life on land.
But he's been given a new lease of life after being rescued by reptile experts at the Herpetological Society in Phoenix, Arizona.
The team had a new high-tech tail made out of latex and silicon at a cost of thousands of dollars.
And they're now teaching Mr Stubbs how to swim again.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2NBYe6k1q
03-10-2013, 09:53 PM #2
Good for Mr Stubbs, but I wouldn't want to be the person who teaches him how to swim as his mouth still works fine...Judgment is not about destruction, but about setting things right.
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