Tuesday, 11. March 2014 - 07:03
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Oh deer. This rescue team had to pull a whole herd of real-life Bambis to safety when they plunged into a frozen lake after the ice collapsed underneath them.
The stricken herd - crossing a lake in Gryfice, in north west Poland - were spotted by anglers who dialled 999 when they saw the ice suddenly shatter underneath them.
Friderich Kozłowski, 39, told local media: "If they had crossed one at a time they would have been OK but they tried to go all together and then one slipped and fell - and broke right through the ice. The rest then fell through the hole as well.
"They may not have realised it was ice, there was a lot of snow covering it."
Firefighters used make-shift lassos made from their hoses to snare the deer and pull them back to the banks.
Local fire chief Marcin Wawrzynski said: "Our men were dressed in special thermal suits so they got into the water to try to herd the deer towards a second group of firemen who lassoed them with rubber hoses and hoisted them to shore."
Firefighters dried off the deer with blankets and straw before asking a vet to check them over.
"They were cold and in shock but after a while they were warm and dry again and ready to go back to the woods," said local wildlife expert Adam Urbanski.
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