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Firefighters called as man, dog and tortoise all get stuck in hole

Thankfully, the story has a happy ending.

Firefighters managed to ‘un-wedge’ the animals in about 10 minutes (San Bernardino County Fire District)
Firefighters managed to ‘un-wedge’ the animals in about 10 minutes (San Bernardino County Fire District)

Firefighters came to the rescue when a dog and a tortoise got wedged together down a hole.

Crews were sent out when they received a report of a man and a dog who had fallen into a hole in San Bernardino, California.

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE DOG AND TORTOISE FROM TUNNEL Last Wednesday #SBCoFD #firefighters responded to reports of a dog and...

Posted by San Bernardino County Fire on Friday, February 22, 2019

By the time they arrived at the address, the man had already escaped from what turned out to be a tunnel that had been dug by the family’s pet 70lb tortoise Godzilla.

The tortoise had become wedged in the hole alongside the family dog – a German shepherd called Taylor.

Rescuers dug as much dirt as they could from around the animals, then placed lettuce in front of Godzilla in an attempt to get the tortoise to move.

According to the fire department, they managed to “un-wedge” the animals in about 10 minutes. Neither was hurt.

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