A turtle finished nesting on a Florida beach. Two downed trees were in its path

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A pregnant loggerhead turtle got herself into quite a predicament over the weekend in Southwest Florida.

According to a Facebook post from area animal rescue group Coastal Wildlife Club, the reptile became stuck between two downed palm trees on Manasota Key, about 30 miles south of Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday.

A team of volunteers from the club provided the assist.

“And there she was .... She had nested and started to exit and went in between those two trees and just wedged herself in,” Zoe Bass explained to local media outlet NBC-2.

A chainsaw was reportedly used to cut away at the wood and pry the turtle from the situation after a few hours of work.

“I felt so sorry for her because I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh how long has she been here?’ You know she has to be tired, she has to be scared,” fellow volunteer Karen Gilbert added.

The “exhausted” turtle was apparently unharmed and made her way back into the water, slowly but surely.

“We love positive outcomes,” the CWC’s post concluded.

If you see a stranded or injured turtle, the club urges you to call the FWC Wildlife Alert 888-404-FWCC (3922) and personnel will be dispatched to respond.