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Science Dude Saves Bleating Fawn from Fracking Pond

When this good samaritan discovers a baby deer trapped in a fracking pond, he jumps right in and comes to the fawn’s rescue.

This fawn has fallen into a fracking pond and is unable to get out due to the pond’s slippery lining.

Watch the video to see how he’s finally able to get high and dry.

Hydraulic fracturing, fracking for short, is a process that involves pumping a mixture of water, sand, and proprietary chemicals deep into the earth to break up rock formations below. As the formations are fractured, they release natural gas that is harvested and refined for sale on the energy market.

One of the major drawbacks of the fracking process is the large risk of surface and groundwater contamination. Therefore, fracking operations store both their clean and dirty water in holding ponds lined with heavy duty tarps. These ponds are typically surrounded by tall chain link fences with barbed wire on top.

The fawn in this video must have slipped through a crack in the fence or entered while workers were opening and closing a gate. Luckily, there was someone there to get the poor little guy out.

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Science Dude Saves Bleating Fawn from Fracking Pond