This is a profile in courage.
Let’s be honest — it’s difficult to imagine a worse situation than being trapped in a septic tank, but that’s exactly the terrible fate that befell this bear in Bolu, Turkey (we’re going to assume ‘Bolu’ is pronounced like ‘Baloo’).
The bear was apparently feeding on some farm chickens when it fell into the septic tank, and wasn’t able to get out.
Mashable reports that quick-thinking rescuers were able to partially dig out the tank, before using a hammer attached to an excavator to bust through the side of the tank and free the bear.
The bear looked unhappy, to say the least, but it was able to dig itself out the rest of the way.
It then ran straight for the familiar comfort of the nearby woods, where we hope it will live a long, septic-tank-free life.