According to news sources, Brullie, a giant bullfrog, shattered his lower leg bone after being bitten by a dog. Owner Anne Mearns, 62, of Johannesburg, is a wildlife expert who writes teaching material for schools. She had this to say about her beloved frog:
"I couldn’t bear to see him in so much pain. Frogs are famous for their legs, so the thought of Brullie being left lame broke my heart. I knew without surgery he would never move again, so I to rushed to the vet and begged him to operate. The vet was more used to saving cats and dogs and couldn’t understand why I was so worried about a frog, but he eventually agreed."
Brullie’s ordeal is a story with a happy ending. His x-rays indicate that he soon will be good as new. Now he is healing and hopping around the garden in back of his home.
Surgery lasted a few hours and Brullie remained unconscious after the vet rubbed a tiny dose of watered-down dog anesthetic into his porous skin. The surgeon, who operated for free, then opened the damaged limb to insert the tiny steel rod over the snapped right leg bone.
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