Contrastingly, the major job of giving them their legs back happened much faster, as you can see in the video below.
Why did the snake want legs?
We have previously reported how students have turned to 3D printing to provide prostheses to injured dogs. These are good-hearted people wanting to give these animals the option to move around freely, to their heart’s desire.
In the case of YouTuber Allen Pan, though, this logic doesn’t really fit. The snakes are neither injured nor missing a critical component for their locomotory needs. So, apart from playing God, there seems to be very little reason to power through something like this.
As seen in the video earlier, he does show us the visuals of his inspiration behind doing this. So, before we proceed towards how effective this build has been, no snake actually approached the YouTuber, asking for a quartet of legs.
Does the contraption work well?
Luckily though, Pan is smart enough to realize that not all designs can be deployed. The first approach, especially, as seen in the video, required a snake to be strapped into some crawly toys. Realizing this folly early on, the YouTuber also seems to be considerate enough to use a dummy snake for these attempts rather than harassing a real one.
Pan’s second design, as seen in the video, is far superior and unharming to the snake it is designed to help. The long clear plastic tube which houses the snake is connected to four legs, each consisting of three joints, and for now, it looks like it can only move forward.