Virginia firefighters rescue tortoise from inside tree
Firefighters summoned to a Virginia home for a report of a “pet” in a tree arrived to find something unexpected — a tortoise in tree base.
Suffolk Fire & Rescue said crews responded to a home on Linden Avenue on a report of a pet stranded in a tree, and they found the resident’s tortoise had climbed deep into the hollowed-out base of the tree.
Fire & Rescue tweeted photos of a firefighter crawling into the hole to retrieve the tortoise, named Rocky.
The firefighters then were able to get Rocky to “warmer surroundings,” the department said.