Category: Society / February 28, 2013 3:45 PM EST
A dramatic deer rescue was caught on tape in Nova Scotia on Thursday. The video shot by Ian Waugh shows the doe and fawn struggling on the thin ice, for hours as they kept losing their footing.
Rescue efforts were made impossible by foot as the ice was too thin, leaving the doe and her fawn in a precarious position. In a unique rescue a helicopter saved the day: A downdraft from the helicopter’s rotter was used to blow the deer to shore on the slippery ice.
At first the two were nervous but eventually they let the helicopter blow them to safety. Unlike in the story of Bambi this Fawn did not loss her mum as they both walked back into the safety of the woods.
Video Courtesy OF Reuters