African Sulcata Tortoise Stuck in Burrow?

by Stacy
(Phoenix, AZ, USA)

We have a 2 year old African Sulcata that we got about a week ago. Up until now, she had been kept in a glass tank. We had her checked out by our vet and he said it's now warm enough that she can stay outside in our yard. She made herself a burrow under a giant rock. I checked on her several times and she seemed fine. This morning when I went out to check on her she seemed to be "stuck". My husband dug under her to get her out and she had dirt stuck up in her shell, etc. It took him awhile to get her out. He did, finally, and she seems "ok" but I'm wondering if it's possible she really was stuck or if she just didn't want to come out?

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