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It is not unusual for wildlife animals to cross rivers to get where they need to go, but sometimes the water turns out to be a little too deep or too cold. When a river crossing attempt by an animal goes wrong, time becomes the enemy and panic can begin to set in. For animals lucky enough to have humans looking out for their well-being, they will get a second chance after being rescued.

The deer in this video probably did not start his day wet and scared, but that’s how it turned out after an attempted crossing of the River Thames in England. As an officer of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and a member of the Wildlife Aid Foundation (WAF) approached in a boat, we can see the small deer hugging the edge of the river near the brush but he is unable to get break through the green foliage to safety.

The deer is understandably scared when he is pulled up onto the boat, struggling to get away because he doesn’t know the people are there to help him. Watch to see this deer’s short journey from stuck to freedom all thanks to the teamwork of caring individuals.

Image source: Sarah/Flickr

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