Firefighters Save Deer And Heron On Different Call-Outs On Same Day

Story By: Georgina JadikovskaSub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency:  Newsflash

This adorable deer and heron have been rescued by German firefighters during two different call-outs on the same day.

The firemen from the city of Mulheim an der Ruhr in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia received the two strange emergency calls on 12th February.

They were first contacted in the morning when a deer was found trapped in a metal gate while apparently trying to get through.

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Images show the cute deer stuck between the bars after making it halfway but was apparently unable to get its hind legs through.

Other snaps show the wild animal wrapped in a warm blanket after it was rescued by firemen using hydraulic equipment to bend the bars.

They found the deer with a small injury to its ear, but it was freed when the wound was confirmed to be minor.

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Shortly afterwards, the firemen received a second call involving a heron with its foot stuck in ice.

The firemen helped the long-legged freshwater bird by melting the area around its foot.

The heron was taken to a clinic following the incident but it is unclear if it received any treatment.

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Herons have been particularly hard-hit by the current freezing temperatures in Germany as their nests are usually located above or around water.

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