A reindeer caught in a sticky and deadly situation was saved after some men traveling by happened to spot him. The reindeer was stuck up to his back in mud in the Yamal Region of Russia.
“I was passing along the Morda Yakha river in the Bovanenkovo region when I saw an unhappy animal,” writes one of the rescuers via ViralHog. “We immediately brought an oar to avoid getting stuck in the mud, rope, tied it to the reindeer’s horns and rescued the animal.”
It’s a muddy, difficult rescue as the men have to use all their might to “unstick” the animal and pull him to safety.
Watch their heroic efforts to free the trapped deer in the video below.