Tortoise rescued from Englewood pool by Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

Posted at 9:32 AM, Oct 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-03 09:32:13-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY. Fla.-- A tortoise is back home after it was rescued by the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.

They posted the pictures of the rescue on their Facebook page.

CCSO says on Sunday, a homeowner in Englewood called them to report a large gopher tortoise had fallen into her pool and sunk to the bottom.

They say the tortoise was quickly rescued and monitored. A deputy then returned it to a nearby burrow.

The tortoise appears to have made a full recovery.