Rescuing wildlife doesn't get much more dramatic than this.
Following reports that a deer was stranded atop thin ice on a lake in Ontario, Canada earlier this month, the folks from nearby Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary knew they had to do something to help.
"Unable to get footing on the slippery ice the deer struggled for hours and eventually would have died," wrote the sanctuary on Facebook. "The fire department was called, but because of the thin ice conditions, a rescue was too risky."
Fortunately for the deer, the sanctuary eventually found others willing to lend a hand - and they had the perfect thing to help them do it: a hovercraft, no less.
(Aspen Valley Wildlife Sanctuary)