A Cambridge tortoise was rescued from an underground pipe after being missing for 28 days.
Herman vanished from his owners Matt Gilbert and Lindsay Ward's garden on July 6.
The couple searched for the tortoise to no avail. But, on August 2 Lindsay heard scratching noises coming from a pipe in their garden.
On the hottest day of the year, in 33 degree heat, Matt spent six hours digging up the pipe.
After digging three meters down and three across Matt was still unable to reach Herman.
He called the RSPCA and inspector Richard Lythgoe arrived to help with the rescue effort.
They eventually reached the two-year-old Hermann’s tortoise who was unscathed.