Oh, Deer! Those Soft-Hearted, Human Heroes!

Roe deer stranded on ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Pawel Smaruj, AP, npr.org

Roe deer stranded on ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Pawel Smaruj, AP, npr.org

The lead to the AP story says it all: WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Roe deer stranded on ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Deer stranded on ice floe/Russia Today, youtube.com

You have to see it to believe it.

Polish firefighters aunch deer-rescue boat, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Polish firefighters launch rescue boat, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Polish firefighters launch deer-rescue boat, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Firefighters launch boat/RT, youtube.com

Polish firefighters paddle through ice after nightfall to rescue deer stranded on ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Rescuers paddle toward stranded deer/Russia Today, youtube.com

You can watch the video here.

Polish firefighters rescue deer from ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Firefighters rescue deer from ice floe, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

You can read more about the daring rescue here and here.

Polish firefighters hold deer rescued from ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Firefighters hold rescued deer, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com

Crazy?  Sure it was crazy!  But, God bless them, they cared!

Polish firefighters hold deer rescued from ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Pawel Smaruj, AP, apnews.excite.com

Firefighters hold rescued deer/Pawel Smaruj, AP, apnews.excite.com

Happy New Year!

Holiday Reindeer/highhorse, istockphoto.com

highhorse, istockphoto.com


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3 Responses to Oh, Deer! Those Soft-Hearted, Human Heroes!

  1. Robert Lascaro says:

    What a wonderful site! …. Gini your new blog is off to a great start pursuing your dream of sharing your passion for nature and seeking out knowledge and insight to its beauty and challenges… and passing it on to your readers.

    I know this site will grow and grow and get better and better… congratulations on taking this important step from your compelling Nature News email to your new blog and website.

    love,
    your oldest friend in the universe. Bob

  2. Marc Wallace says:

    I’m so thrilled and proud to be acquainted with the creator of this site. It ‘s Gini who’s the true work of Nature!

  3. Annette Pritchard says:

    It is a beautiful story. Keep them coming.

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