The other day, Yago was warming himself in the morning sun at home in Argentina when he heard the sound of a creature in distress. His owners, Mariana Corti and her partner, were stirred from sleep by the commotion as well.
"When we woke up, we heard a flutter coming from the patio," Corti told a local radio station. "When we looked out the window, we saw that a pigeon was fighting for its life in the pool."
But then, much to Corti's amazement, she watched as dear Yago leapt into action — refusing to sit by as the bird slowly drowned.
Here's video of what happened next: