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Firefighters use lettuce to free dog, tortoise wedged in Fontana tunnel

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 11:17:24-05

(KGTV) — A dog and tortoise had to be rescued from a Fontana property after becoming stuck in a hole together.

The odd scene played out Wednesday, after San Bernardino County firefighters responded to a report of a man and dog falling into a hole.

When responders arrived, the man was out of the hole but the dog, a German Shepard named Taylor, was still trapped, according to SBFD.

Taylor had brought a blanket into the tunnel, dug by 70-pound tortoise named Godzilla. The blanket had wedged Taylor and Godzilla together and prevented them from getting free, firefighters say.

Firefighters worked to untangle the two animals, digging away dirt from around the tunnel and coaxing Godzilla out with some lettuce until the two were free.

Both animals belong to the property owner where the tunnel started, SBFD says. Both animals were unharmed.