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Tonka the Tortoise

Tonka the tortoise was found in San Mateo County in California after it had been attacked by a dog that had bitten off one of her legs.  Rescuers were afraid she would never be able to move normally until one of them had the idea to attach wheels from a Tonka truck to her. Now she really gets around!

Local resident John O'Dea, 35, has now adopted Tonka and said she loved nothing better than roaming in the vegetable patch and going for 'walks'.

Surfer John said: 'She is doing really well and loves roaming around the vegetable garden on her shiny new wheels.

'She has a particular fondness for tomatoes.

'I take her for 'walks' regularly around my neighbourhood, I think she likes the speed but I do get a few funny looks.

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"she loved nothing better than roaming in the vegetable patch"

How do you gauge the emotional reaction of a turtle? Can you tell if it's miserably roaming the vegetable patch?
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