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

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.

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.

- Press Association

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