Mrs T’s owners took wheels from a model aircraft and glued them to her shell after a rat attacked her, chewing off her two front legs, while she was hibernating.

“It was like fitting her with a turbo charger – she’s going double the speed she used to,” said her owner Jude Ryder. “Mrs T is still quite young for a tortoise. She could go on for another 50 years – all she needs is a new set of tyres every now and again”.