Posted by: silverstar98121 | August 19, 2008

Another good reason to spend money on scooters

Apparently they can increase the romantic possibilities for the disabled. Well, if you can’t get around, you won’t be able to meet a mate, will you?
clipped from

Disabled turtle finds romance after getting wheels

JERUSALEM — Arava the disabled turtle is using her new set of wheels to get around in more ways than one. Officials at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo say the 10-year-old spurred tortoise has begun mating since being fitted with a custom skateboard to overcome paralysis of her hind legs.

The 55-pound turtle is unable to move herself forward with her front legs alone. So the zoo’s staff built her a metal board with two wheels that can be strapped to her stomach.

Arava arrived in Jerusalem a few months ago from a petting zoo in southern Israel with the unexplained handicap, and found no reptile romance. Zoo curator Shmulik Yedvad says it’s not that Arava has come out of her shell with her unique new wheelchair, but that a particularly amorous 10-year-old male has been after her.

Arava, a disabled tortoise, right, crawls inside an enclosure with a custom skateboard attached to her shell that helps her move around,


  1. that’s such a cute story

  2. hotstuff on the half shell!

  3. Just think how many more males she could attract if the zookeepers put a Hemi in that thing! Awhr! Awhr! Awhrrrrrrr!

  4. Thank you Nurse Myra and Daisy Fae.

    Rob-Men, it’s either boobs or hemis with you isn’t it.

  5. Great story! 🙂

  6. You mean there’s something other than boobs and hemi’s??

    Who knew?


  7. Boobs or Hemis. Good answer, and true so very often. Or, in my world, Boobs, Hemis, or Computer pieces-parts. “Be right there, honey, just let me get this installed, it’ll only take a minute” ………. 2 hours later ……

    I made a manga-me, it doesn’t look nearly as serious as yours, though. I’m having a love-hate thing with the whole concept. If I could have snakes for hair, I think that would tip me over in favor of the Mangas.

  8. bc, I forget about the computer thingy with guys since I’m the geek around here. At least I think it’s geeky when what you want for Xmas is a Drobo with 4 terabytes of disk space.

    I made the manga thing because I have a thing about having my real face on the innertubes. But this looks like me *mumble, mumble* years ago.

  9. “Now where’s that stupid hare?”

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