Last Wednesday, Kula managed to escape from her home, the surrounding land filled with volcanic activity. Her owner, Terrance Moniz, went looking for her around 1 a.m. When he found her, he discovered that she had fallen into a collapsed lava tube.
"There are a lot of lava tubes on the Big Island," Sickels explained. "They're basically caves created when a river of lava gradually builds solid walls and a ceiling. When the lava flow stops and the last of it passes downhill, a cave is formed. They vary in size and can be anywhere and often well- hidden."