Tortoise, German shepherd buddies coaxed from their backyard tunnel in Southern California

Mercury News - 02-23


A tortoise and a German shepherd were helped out of a tunnel by Fontana firefighters, after the critter couple had dug the hole in the backyard of a Fontana home. “This is a tunnel the tortoise has been working on for a while,” San Bernardino County fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said. “The relationship between the tortoise and the dog is unknown but they decided they wanted to cohabitate.”