It takes care and compassion to save the life of an animal in need - but sometimes a power tool, too.
A fisherman in Finland named Tarmo Tolvanen is being hailed a hero this week after he came to the rescue of a critically endangered Saimaa ringed seal who had become stranded on the icy surface of Lake Saimaa. It is believed that the animal had been stuck there for days after bitter cold temperatures caused his entrance into the water to freeze over rapidly, leaving him trapped.
Fortunately for the seal, Tolvanen came equipped with a way to resolve this dire situation.
Warning: You may want to lower your volume, as the video is rather loud.