That’s a Croc, Says Doc
March 23 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet
If it’s good enough for the Cat Lady, then it’s most certainly good enough for a crocodile named Robo Croc. We’re talking about a little nip and tuck of the facial variety.
Some may be surprised, but I’m actually against getting work done on our money makers.
Why would I want to inject my lips with fat from my rear end? No thanks. The only ass fat that I want injected in me is cow fat. And by injected I mean, delicately placed in my mouth.
Granted, I wash the gray right out of my hair, which some say makes me vain, but in actuality that’s just good maintenance protocol. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a good looking dog taking his gene pool victory to the house.
But Robo Croc isn’t so lucky. Check out his story…
The four-hour operation took place at Miami’s Metrozoo on Tuesday.
The giant male predator, dubbed Robo Croc after the operation left it with a significant amount of metal dotted around its face, was close to death after having its head crushed by a car in the Florida Keys last year.
Unable to move its jaw, the distressed animal had not eaten for three months.
But Douglas Mader, of the Marathon Veterinary Hospital, has saved the reptile by reconstructing its face.
Veterinarians placed two metal rods between its eyes, extending down to the bridge of its nose, and another on each side.
Forty-one metal screws were drilled into its hide, keeping the skull and snout together.
“RoboCroc is doing just fine,” said Ron Magill, a spokesman for Miami Metrozoo.
“We have a certain responsibility to our endangered, native species and it was either he die on the table today, or die a horrible, slow death,” he told the Miami Herald.
There has been reconstructive surgery undertaken on crocodiles before but not to this extent, according to the zoo’s vets.
Reconstructive surgery this extensive hasn’t been performed since a 15 year old Lassie tried to transform herself back into a four year old.