When Sloan reached the kittens, she realized she couldn't grab both. She grabbed the orange kitten, who tried to bite her. Sloan realized the net wouldn't work in that situation. She just had to get the kitten out and come back for the other.
"I put the first kitten between me and the end of tunnel and, on my back, I scooted this kitten inch by inch with my feet because the kitten would not budge. He froze!" Sloan said.
By the time she was toward the end of the tunnel, she heard someone say it was pouring. She knew she had to hurry so she could go back for the second kitten. However, it was difficult to breathe because the silt was making the air dusty. She forged ahead with kitten in hand, placed the kitten in the net and then passed him over to Mark.