Rescuing any type of animal from freezing water is dangerous, however especially when the animal is wild.
A team of Estonian dam employees found an animal struggling to stay over water in the nearly frozen Parnu River. The men immediately headed to the river to help save the animal. Ice was covering most of the river and needed to be chipped away. When the men got closer to the animal they believed it was a dog.
Lastly, the men were able to remove a path and reach the shivering dog. They pulled the frozen animal to shore and wrapped him in a covering. The men placed the dog in their vehicle and headed to the local clinic. On the way to the clinic, the men discussed just how affectionate the canine was and it also cuddled in the lap of one of the men. They did not think anything of it and just believed the canine was thanking them for their assistance.
The men were amazed when the vet told them that they actually rescued a wolf. The vet saw that the animal’s blood pressure was extremely low, which might discuss why the wolf was so docile. A local hunter verified that the animal was a wolf. The wolf turned out to be a young male about a years of age. He was exhausted and hypothermic when he arrived at the clinic and needed treatment.