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Dog Rescued From Frozen Lake Gets Adopted By Rescuer

On Sunday, March 14th, a dog was spotted stranded on ice in the middle of Haines Lake. A post went up on Digby Talks Facebook page, asking if anyone could help the dog. According to The Chronicle Herald, the dog has been seen roaming the area near the lake for weeks, but no one was able to catch her, and no one came forward to claim her as their own. It took the work of multiple great people to rescue the pup, and thankfully, their effort was no in vain. 

The first rescue attempt was by a local drone operator, Zane Lynch, who tied a hot dog to his drone and attempted to lure the dog using that. No success there. In the meantime, Nathaniel Denton and his neighbor Mike Titus ventured out on their canoe to rescue the dog. 

Denton, being an experienced diver and wearing a dry suit, "got out of the canoe and broke a path through the ice so they could get closer." He broke a couple hundred feet of ice in an attempt to get to the dog, but the dog was too scared to approach him. So, he turned around, back to the canoe, and pushed the canoe - with Titus inside - closer to the dog. It took a while for the dog to trust them, but eventually, she did, and they were able to get her back to shore. 

Not only that, but later that day, the gorgeous pup was adopted by the hero who saved her - Dentons, so we know for sure that that her forever home is full of people who would do anything to help her. 

Read more of the story and check out pictures below!

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Wow, this is not only heroic but pretty bad*ss! 

When the Hurt family came across what they thought to be a dog floating in the water at Marsh-Miller Lake, Wisconsin, they discovered something a bit more unusual. 

Out in the water on a boat, the Hurt family noticed there was a bear in the lake, with a bucket stuck on its head. "I said, 'That ain't no dog. I think that's a bear,'" Tricia Hurt told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We got closer and I said, 'Yeah, that's a bear that got hungry and got its head stuck in a bucket.'"

Apparently, it was a young black bear who was struggling to breathe with a plastic cheese ball container around its head! 

"We honestly believe if we hadn't run into that bear, it wouldn't have made it to shore," Tricia Hurt said. "It was so disoriented, it didn't know where shore was and it was so tired." Brian Hurt commented saying he could hear the bear heavily breathing as the bucket filled with water. 

Luckily, he swam across the right people. The Hurt family ran a successful rescue mission! After circling the bear, Brian Hurt finally managed to grab the plastic container and yank it off. 

Finally free and able the bear, the bear swam away. Tricia Hurt filmed the whole experience and could be heard shouting, "Swim happy!," as the bear swam away. 

Thank you so much, Hurts Family! You guys are true heroes!  

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On Sunday January 27th, Chicago police officers from the 20th District helped a man to safety after he attempted to save his dog from a frozen Lake Michigan. Below is a letter sent from the man who wishes to remains anonymous: "I took my recently adopted dog, Pika, to Lincoln Park by Foster beach Saturday afternoon. I've been visiting that beach and park in all weathers for years with my recently deceased dog, Bowser. This was Pika's first visit to the park, he is a 9 month old American Eskimo mix. He was very excited and got away from me, ran down to the beach, and then to the edge of the large ice ridges that form during cold winters. I saw him disappear over the ridge. I ran up and looked down six feet to see him paddling in freezing cold water. He is a 19 pound dog and I knew that he would soon die from cold or drowning. I jumped in after him. The water was only to my waist and I lifted him onto my shoulder. I placed Pika above me on the ice and tried to climb out. The ice walls were bulbous and smooth with no ridge I could place a foot on. I realized I would not be able to get myself out. My hands were numb and flipper-like at this point. It took me about 20 tries to get my phone out of my pocket. Thankfully, it was water resistant and I was able to call 911..."




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Amazing Photos Of Adorable Bear Cub Playing With Seagulls In The Lake

The adorable brown bear cub can't stop getting distracted from hunting for dinner, by the seagulls who are doing the exact same overheard. These photos were taken in Kurlie Lake, Kamchatka Island in Russia by Rosh Kumar.

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Can't believe there are so many people that close to them and they don't even seem to care!

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A place like Palau's Jellyfish Lake is a reminded of how wondrous the world can be. Swimming with literally millions of jellyfish was absolutely surreal -- a reminder that there will always be surprises out there!
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