Animals can get themselves into all sorts of predicaments, and some of them can seem a little… well, funny.
Still, it’s no fun for you if you’re a dog with its head stick in an empty chips packet or a cat doing the splits across various items of household furniture.
It’s a bit ironic, really – us humans are usually the ones to rescue trapped animals, yet it’s usually down to our own inventions that they’re trapped in the first place.
Take this baby deer, for instance, who managed to get himself stuck between the metal bars of a fence.
You have to sympathize with him – if some human hadn’t decided it was a good idea to block off his running path with fences he couldn’t quite fit through, he’d be a much happier guy.
Still, it wasn’t all doom and gloom for this unlucky fellow, because he was about to get saved by a superhero disguised as a jogger.
You probably haven’t tried to bend the metal bars of a fence before – but you just know it’d be near-impossible.
Still, when Chloe Dorsey noticed the trapped deer while out for a jog near Atlanta, she knew she had to help.
In a now-viral video recorded on Chloe’s phone, the fawn can be seen wriggling and kicking, while his backside is firmly wedged between two fence bars.
Chloe shouts for the deer to “stop” – then with Hulk-like strength, pries the bars apart with her bare hands.
We’ve heard of moms lifting cars to save a trapped child, and this phenomenon has a name: hysterical strength.
Essentially, when we’re faced with a dangerous situation, we may be able to display extraordinary strength as a result of the body’s stress response. Adrenaline is released, and BOOM! Superhero strength.
Speaking to Inside Edition, Chloe cites adrenaline as being behind her bar bending abilities.
“If you listen to the video, I’m like, ‘AAHHHH!’. That was me getting my adrenaline up.”
After a bit of tugging, Chloe manages to pull the bars wide enough for the fawn to escape.
It doesn’t take him long to make a break for freedom, while Chloe watches on like a proud mom from behind the camera.
And then – you’ll never guess what happens next.
Yup. That’s the same deer, stuck in a new section of fence. You’d think he would’ve learned from his mistakes the first time round, but nope.
Poor Chloe, who is now dedicated to the cause of saving this cute little idiot, is tasked with bending a second lot of bars.
On-camera, you can hear her exasperatedly shout:
“What is gonna happen when I’m not here? One more time, girl.”
To make things even worse, of course, this fence is so much harder to bend. Chloe even tries forcing the deer through with her hands, but when he starts kicking his back legs, she quickly backtracks.
Finally, Chloe hops over the fence, causing the deer to free himself and run for it.
Now Chloe can say she saved the little guy’s life not once, but twice.
When it comes to animal rescue, we should all try to follow in Chloe’s footsteps. Don’t assume that somebody else will help an animal in need – because if everyone assumed that, we’d get nowhere.
You can watch the video of Chloe’s two incredible rescues below.
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