Did you know you can operate on tortoises?

Wikimedia Commons/Adrian PingstoneWhen a tortoise needed surgery after swallowing – coincidentally – a tortoise pendant, I wondered how exactly operations on tortoises can take place, considering that everything is inside a rock hard shell.

Turns out the surgery sounds relatively simple – for a trained veterinarian of course.

Read the full piece that originally appearedon Now! here.

{Image credit: Adrian Pingstone (Taken by Adrian Pingstone) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons}


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