A couple of Saskatchewan men weren’t scared from two meters of water when they got inside and started swimming through a field to save some stranded wildlife.
Colin Graham, who lives near the village of Welwyn, about 250 kilometres east of Regina, was hit hard with rain during the weekend.
Some areas got 100 to 200 millimetres. “All of our crops here are under a lake pretty much,” Graham said.
Graham has been watching a foxes family on his property since this spring. “[They] have been sitting out on this rock pile near our house for all spring,” he said. “My sister wondered what happened to the foxes, so we drove out there and there was just one rock sticking out of the top of the water.”
Graham noticed on top of that rock a fox stranded on what he estimated to be eight feet of water.
“One guy I was with, Jordan Olson, suggested that we should probably just go out there and swim and get it,” said Graham.
The fox stranded on the rock pile was probably about 75 metres away, when Olson and Graham dove inside to save the animal in danger.
“When I first got there, he had a little bit of energy and he bailed off the rock and into the water and tried to swim away,” said the man. “But I was able to catch up to him.” According to Graham the fox was not bigger than a kitten. “We put it in the back of my truck and our house is right close there so we took it home, dried it off, and got it warmed up,” he said.
“Then we were driving later and we saw the mother out there so we took him back.” “They’re reunited,” Graham added, laughing. “I saw them running around the other day.”
Faith in humanity restored.