PHOENIX — The Phoenix Fire Department put it best: Service comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, that shape and size is a tiny little lost tortoise.
Firefighters with Station 12 were returning from a structure fire when, somehow, one of the crew members spotted this tortoise crawling across the roadway in front of their fire truck.
A quick shout of "Stop!" was enough to get the truck stopped and the team ready for a rescue.
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After all, they couldn't just leave the little tortoise alone on the roadway.
As the department said in a post on their Facebook page, they were there to save the little guy from its "certain unhealthy fate in the street."
After going door-to-door in the area, the crew was able to reunite the tortoise with its "hopeful and delighted owner." We're not sure if this reptile is a repeat offender with its escape artist stunts, but we are sure that it's cute enough to be worth the trouble.
Even if it looks a little grumpy to be rescued, this teeny tiny tortoise is better off safe at home.
A big thanks to the firefighter crew of Station 12 for taking some time out of their busy day to keep one of the smallest members of our community safe!
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