A group of California firefighters are heroes to a slow-moving victim that found itself in a precarious position.
Bentley, a 25-year-old sulcata tortoise, had become trapped in a hole in Kern County, California, KABC reported.
His owner called for help when Bentley couldn’t emerge from the ground. That’s when firefighters from the Rosamond and Mojave station jumped into action, cutting roots and digging away the dirt that was blocking Bentley from freedom, KABC reported.
Once they cleared a path, Bentley was able to crawl out of his confinement on his own after being stuck there for four days without food and water, KABC reported.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.