This Tiny Patient Got The Best Care As Vets Patiently Glued His Shell Back Together

22/3/2017

The rainyweather inTel Aviv, Israel, led this little guy to come out from hiding, as it's the perfect climate for snails.

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Source: HaClinica

Unfortunately for him, a human was walking through her garden and accidentally stepped on his shell and broke it, reports The Dodo.

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Source: HaClinica

Thankfully, the good Samaritan hurriedly rushed the snail to the vet in hopes that it could be repaired, instead of leaving him to fend for himself.Once at the veterinarian, the doctors did not take his case lightly, and got to work repairing his broken home. The clinic posted photos of the whole operation on their Facebook page.

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Source: HaClinica

They carefully glued each tiny fragment back together with epoxy while he patiently waited in his "naked state," being careful to avoid getting any of the glue on the interior of the shell.

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Source: HaClinica

After it dried, he carefully tried it on to make sure that it was a perfect fit. The tiny patient seemed relatively pleased with the results of the reconstruction effort, but he will be spending a few more weeks in their care to make sure things go smoothly.The vets placed him in an aquarium with water to keep him from drying out and lots of veggies like lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Source: HaClinica

Thanks to the incredible work of these animal lovers who know that no life is too small, this little guy looks like he'll be just fine!

H/t: The Dodo

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