With approximately 90 years beneath her belt, Mrs. T the tortoise has just gotten a once-in-a-lifetime upgrade. After a rat snuck into the garden shed where she was hibernating and chewed off her two front legs, Mrs. T's owner glued wheels from a model aircraft onto her shell.

Mrs. T is now humming along at twice the speed she used to, said Mrs. T's owner Jude Ryder to the Telegraph.

"We were afraid she may have to be put down, but her new set of wheels have saved her life. She has the run of the garden again and we can always find her because she leaves very strange tracks behind wherever she goes."