Imagine you’re a snail. You’re happily crawling on warm, moist earth, seeking for food to munch on. You think of your other snail friends and realize how lucky you are to have them by your side. Then suddenly, a shadow looms over you. You look up and you see a boot, slowly coming closer, gradually getting bigger. And then, wham! You see your shell, your home, shattered into pieces. You feel pain and are badly injured. You realize that you’re going to die soon, too. And then you think, what did you do to deserve such fate?
Okay, that’s kind of overly dramatic but, hey, really, snails may have feelings, too! This must have been what was on one lady’s mind when she accidentally stepped on an innocent snail, smashing its shell into several pieces. The woman, distraught over the devastation that she caused on the poor mollusk, decided to seek help from a veterinarian.
She brought the snail, shattered shell and all, to the Haclinica Veterinary Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel and asked the veterinarian to fix it. Fortunately, the veterinarian heeded her request.
The veterinary clinic documented the treatment on Facebook and they fondly named the snail as Chevy.
A female veterinarian reassembles the snail's shell using tweezers and glue.
The snail, which they named Chevy, had to undergo surgery so his shell can be fixed.
Reassembling Chevy’s shell required patience and precision.
The clinic staff used a lot of glue to piece Chevy’s shell back together.
Clinic staff wrote on Facebook that they had to be careful not to allow the glue to penetrate the shell’s inner patch.
“For the broken shell, we need a combination of patience and finesse with epoxy glue”
“We make sure the glue stays outside the shell and does not penetrate the inner patch.”
Chevy's operation was a success!
Chevy had to stay at the clinic for at least a month more to allow the shell to heal.
The post attracted positive comments from netizens, commending them for going that far to save the poor snail’s life. Well, they just restored our faith in humanity. Thanks to the woman who brought the snail to the clinic and to the staff who did their best to help Chevy. Truly, all creatures deserve to be given the chance to live.
Way to go, humans!
‘Fierce’ Dogs All Pumped Up For a Brutal Fight Hilariously Stopped When The Gate Opens
Four aggressive dogs ready to tear each other apart. Turns out they are just all bark and no bite.
In the world of social media, it’s common for some people to act tough that it’s easy for them to just throw hateful comments to others without feeling guilty. But behind the screens, these trolls are considered cowards who hide behind their keyboards who are not likely to retaliate once the situation changes. It turns out that the same thing can happen in the animal world.
Just like the dogs in the video below, which are seen ready to tear each other apart if it weren’t only for the gate getting in the way. The dogs are observed crazily barking and even snapping at each other despite the gate separating them.
These dogs look like they are ready to tear each other apart.
A China Zoo’s Chubby Tigers Cause Giggles But Also Alarm Over the Big Cats’ Health
These fat tigers are far from cute. They are very “ill”, according to an animal expert.
Tigers are majestic animals. They are fierce, strong, muscular creatures that blend with the tall grass and trees in the forest when they hunt their prey. And they are relentless when they stalk.
All this perceived ferocious predatory imagery, however, suddenly melts away when visitors at the Siberian Tiger Park in northeastern China’s Harbin City behold the plump jungle cats lying around their enclosure.
Two Siberian tigers in the wild.
Game Warden Shoots at Two Deer with Tangled Antlers, Frees Them with One “Lucky Shot”
With one bullet shot, two beautiful animals get another chance to survive.
Deer, despite their seemingly gentle nature, can be vicious animals when provoked. This is especially true during mating season when randy bucks fight for dominance over who gets to mate with available females.
Sometimes it is a fight to the death.
In these cases, the bucks get trapped and are unable to free themselves. They struggle against one another to free themselves. ...