A baby deer sinking in mud would have died had it not been for an unexpected helping hand, or rather an excavator bucket, to scoop it out to safety. The rescue operation was caught on camera and the footage is now melting hearts everywhere.
The video was originally shared by Bill Davis of Washington state, who wrote on his Facebook page: “Found a couple yearling black tail deer stuck in some mud! Couldn't watch them struggle!”
Once on dry land, clearly exhausted and scared, it did not rush away immediately. She took a minute to get her bearings and walked towards the forest, where she most like came from.