The Orlando Sentinel reports that rescue efforts got under way when the small Dachshund’s owner thought she heard a moan:
It seemed to be coming from a hole in the ground — one of several dug by gopher tortoises. Angela and her husband already had checked every hole they could find, but this time when Angela knelt down and called Sophia’s name, she heard a bark.
Soon, Surguine’s two sons-in-law, her husband and her neighbors were all digging. The tortoises’ hole, it turned out, was a labyrinth of tunnels.