Watch injured squirrel try out new prosthetic wheels

 

Meet Karamel -- he lost both his front paws in a hunting trap in Turkey.

Now he's moving again thanks to some new prosthetic wheels. 

Orthopedists at Istanbul’s Aydin University created them to help him get around.

"He is a wild animal trying to live in a home. He has a foreign object attached to his body. His reaction to this object was important to us. We passed this phase. We are now at a the phase of walking, " said Orthopedist Mustafa Gultekin.

The doctors want Karamel to scurry around with the wheels for a bit while they work on a way to create new prosthetic limbs for him.

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A squirrel sits on the floor after its limb amputation surgery at Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A squirrel sits on the floor after its limb amputation surgery at Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
A prosthetics technician tests wheels on a squirrel after its limb amputation surgery at Aydin University in Istanbul Turkey, April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
A prosthetics technician tests wheels on a squirrel after its limb amputation surgery at Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
A prosthetics technician tests wheels on a squirrel after its limb amputation surgery at Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, is seen at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, is seen at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, is seen at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A prosthetics technician tests wheels on a squirrel after its limb amputation surgery at Aydin University in Istanbul, Turkey April 3, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 30: Karamel, the squirrel who lost his front paws after he got stuck on a wild animal trap in Batman, wears its temporary prosthesis for the first time at Istanbul Aydin University Vocational School of Health Services in Istanbul, Turkey on March 30, 2018. (Photo by Emrah Yorulmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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