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Fight Against Maturity

Tonka Turtle

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Meet the tortoise on wheels who could give any hare a run for its money despite having her leg bitten off by a dog.

When vets found the female wild red-footed tortoise her left front leg was in tatters and they feared she would never be able to move properly again.

But after patching her up one rescuer had an ingenious idea to help the little reptile – using wheels from a child’s toy truck.

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And we have a “Winner in Winner”

Some lucky (as yet unidentified) person bought a Powerball ticket worth $232.1 million in the south-central South Dakota town of Winner.

“How often does something like this happen — a winner in Winner, S.D.?” Norm Lingle, executive director of the South Dakota Lottery, said at a news conference this morning in Pierre.

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