This is the moment a family saves a pregnant deer when it started convulsing on the ground after crossing an icy river in Russia.
The incident took place near the city of Krasnoyarsk in the central Russian region of Krasnoyarsk Krai when the pregnant doe was crossing the Yenisei River.
In the footage, the deer is seen struggling towards the bank in the cold water. The next scene shows the doe convulsing on the ground while the family tries to calm it down.
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They wrapped the animal in a blanket to keep it warm, and the next scene shows the deer shivering on the riverbank with the blue blanket draped across its back.
A man and a young girl are then seen petting the appreciative animal as it warms itself in the sunlight.
At the end of the footage, the doe is standing upright but still appears slightly wobbly.
According to the unnamed rescuers, the deer was pregnant when they came across it.
They said they stayed with the animal for an hour and a half before it recovered and ran into the nearby forest.
Netizen ‘Zhanna Sukhanova’ commented: “Well done. This is the kind of example all parents should give their kids.”
‘Yulia Akkuzina’ said: “I wish there were more attentive and caring people in the world. Thank you for saving a life.”
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Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News