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A veterinarian in California got really creative in a bid to help an injured tortoise.

Dr. Daniel Barbour said the tortoise was brought into the Humane Society of San Diego about two weeks ago with a hole in its shell just over the shoulder.

I did have to get a little bit creative,” he told KSWB-TV. “I’ve never done something like this before.”

Barbour used a screen door repair kit and some fiberglass epoxy from Home Depot to patch the hole in the animal’s shell.

“I’m actually pretty proud of my accomplishment,” Barbour said.