SAN ANDREAS (CBS13) — A Cal Fire chief made an unusual rescue Thursday in the town of San Andreas.
Chief Frese with the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit saved a tortoise that had been hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Highway 49 and Mountain Ranch Road.READ MORE: 'Positivity, Acceptance And Love': Lodi Announces Location Of City's First-Ever Pride Festival
The tortoise’s shell was cracked in multiple places, revealing deep gashes into its flesh.READ MORE: Fans Back In Stands At All American Speedway In Roseville
Cal Fire says the tortoise was transferred to an animal rescue for care and should undergo surgery on Saturday.MORE NEWS: 1 Injured In Highway 50 Crash That Caused Major Backups In Sacramento
He’s expected to recover.