Firefighters dig trapped tortoise out from hole

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.

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Firefighters were able to rescue Bentley the tortoise after he became trapped in a hole for four days. (Kern County Fire Department/Instagram)

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