California tortoise with cracked shell gets 4000 repair

first_img Show Caption Hide Caption California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 19, 2018 Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption “County Animal Services is caring for Humpty, and on Tuesday took him to a reptile specialist veterinarian for surgery. “The specialist actually had to pry back parts of the shell, had to get in there with levers, to make sure it would fit back together as tight as possible,” DeSousa said. “Fixing it was like a home-improvement project, with screws and other fasteners. Once it was in place, they covered the cracks with the material used to coat dentures, both to help it adhere and to prevent infection.”Like a human bone, the shell will heal over time, DeSousa said. But like anything with a tortoise, it’s a slow process — probably at least a year. But for county officials, the decision to treat Humpty was an easy one, considering that African spurred tortoises, the largest mainland species, can live to about 70 years old, and Humpty could likely live another 35 to 40 years, if treated.A Fallbrook resident contacted the county earlier this week claiming that Humpty might be his, DeSousa said. But when told that the tortoise’s medical bills had already reached more than $4,000, that caller was no longer so sure about his ownership claim.If the rightful owner does come forward, that person will have to pay the medical bills, DeSousa said. Otherwise, the shell surgery and any other costs associated with Humpty’s recovery will come from the Spirit Veterinary Medical Fund, a pool of money that’s been donated to the county to help animals just like Humpty that need extensive medical care.On Wednesday, Animal Services posted several photographs of the recovering tortoise on its Facebook page. Humpty appeared to have a grin on his face, and one Facebook user noted that “he looks very pleased with himself.”“He is still on some very powerful pain medications,” the county page responded, adding a grinning emoticon. Humpty is recovering at a local county animal shelter, but if he goes unclaimed, will be sent to a facility specializing in tortoise rescues. Show Caption Hide Caption April 19, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Show Caption Hide Caption 1234 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A middle-aged 90-pound African spurred tortoise nicknamed “Humpty” is continuing to recover today following a surgery to fix his shell, which was severely cracked in several places when he fell from a 10-foot wall in Fallbrook, county officials said.And though Humpty Dumpty from the nursery rhyme couldn’t be put back together again after his great fall, the tortoise is expected to make a slow but full recovery — not thanks to all the king’s horses and men, but thanks to a local veterinarian specializing in reptile health.Humpty, estimated to be about 35 to 40 years old, was discovered injured with his severely damaged shell on Sunday after a dog apparently chased him off a 10-foot retaining wall, County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa said.“He’s a 90-pound tortoise, not a cat, so he didn’t land on his feet,” DeSousa said. “He instead landed on his back, on his shell.”The fall happened after the tortoise apparently escaped from his owner’s yard — the docile but powerful animal could have dug under a gate or broken through a fence, DeSousa said — and was found in someone else’s yard. Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more


Asus Eee PC Netbook 1000HG WiMAX Coming Soon Video

first_imgHuawei’s high performance EM770 embedded module is one of the world’s first 3.5G embedded modules developed for Windows 7. This enables the Eee PC’s 3.5G connectivity along with Windows 7 to provide anytime, anywhere connectivity at home, work, and on the go.The Asus 1000H series PC netbooks incorporates a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g WiFi and Bluetooth, a 6 cell battery, and a built in 3.5G modem that can connect to HSDPA with speeds of up to 7.2Mbit and HSUPA with connect speeds of up to 5.76Mbit. The modem also supports EDGE and GPRS if you’d find yourself outside of a 3G coverage area. The Asus Eee PC 1000HG netbook is selling in Taiwan for about $565 US. There has been no release date yet has to when it will be available in the west. © 2009 Citation: Asus Eee PC Netbook 1000HG WiMAX Coming Soon (Video) (2009, February 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from ( — At the Mobile World Congress this week, Asus has announced their up coming 1000HG netbook that comes with both WiMAX and Wi-Fi capabilities. Asus has made no commitment to a release date but stated that it’s part of their Anywhere Connectivity announcements this week at Mobile World Congress. Is Facebook listening to me? Why those ads appear after you talk about things This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Asus has also been showing a few other Eee PC models with integrated 3.5G wireless, using a Huawei EM770 WWAN module and Windows 7. These Eee PCs will be among the world’s first to boast 3.5G capabilities designed around Windows 7 mobile broadband architecture.last_img read more


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