A group of Hamburg fire and rescue personnel saved a deer from a college pond on Memorial Day.
In a small pond on the campus of Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, some people noticed a deer stuck swimming in the pond. They contacted local fire and rescue to report the incident and they drove to the pond to check it out.
They found a small deer suffering from hypothermia with trauma to its head. Exhausted and confused, the deer kept ending up stuck back in the pond after slipping on the muddy banks. Crews then stepped in to lend a helping hand and save the deer.
Check out this video from a local news report of the full rescue from WGRZ.
It is just awesome to see that there are people out there who will go to such lengths to save wildlife. Even if that means almost taking a dip in a pond yourself to snatch one with your bare hands to keep it from an inevitable death.
From the sounds of it the wildlife rehab official thinks the deer will make a full recovery.