30 Times Animals Came To The Rescue Of Humans
Animals are remarkable and continue to fascinate us despite the human race responsible for the destruction of half of the world's wildlife in the last 40 years. Yes, despite the continued pressures we put on their lifestyle and environments animals continue to get on with things and love us unconditionally and in some cases that includes wild animals.
Here are 30 incredible stories of animals that came to the aid of humans.
1. Khan Does Battle With A Snake
Khan the Doberman Pinscher had only been a member of his human family for two days when he came to the rescue of the youngest member in the clan. Charlotte, the toddler, was out playing in the backyard of her family home when mother Catherine noticed that her daughter had been tossed into the air by Khan.
Coming to her daughter's aid, she soon realized that Khan had done this to protect Charlotte from a King Brown snake that had been lurking nearby. The snake attacked poor Khan, but if it had attacked Charlotte as well, it would have been fatal. Thankfully, Khan's bites were treated promptly, and a dose of anti-venom treatment allowed him to make a speedy recovery.
2. Dolphins To The Rescue
Dolphins have been known over the years to help humans in need, and this was yet another heartwarming story proving that dolphins are among the friendliest creatures on Earth. Indeed, dolphins aiding humans in times of distress is nothing new, but Todd Endris's story made headline news after a near-death experience with a shark.
Just wanting to catch some waves, Endris's love for surfing almost cost him his life after he found himself at the cruel grip of a Great White shark. Endris recalled that it was like "trying to fight a car" as he attempted to wriggle free and were it not for a timely intervention from a pack of dolphins, Todd could easily have perished. The dolphins formed a barrier between him and the shark which allowed Todd to swim safely back to shore.
3. Dory Saves A Life
This story is pretty remarkable for many reasons. When Simon Steggall had a cardiac arrest in the living room, you'd think it would be his wife- a trained paramedic- that would have come to his aid. But it was actually their pet rabbit Dory.
Coming to his rescue when his wife was in the kitchen, Dory sensed that Simon wasn't well- he was actually having a diabetic reaction. Dory subsequently pounced on top of him continuously until Victoria noticed the erratic behavior and came back into the living room. After trying to rouse her husband with no luck, she called an ambulance and Simon was soon brought back to health.
All these stories are Hollywood worthy, but this one literally is. Yes, when the legendary actor Dick Van Dyke was catching some rays and waves on his surfboard, he somehow fell asleep! And if it wasn't for a team of diligent porpoises, he could very well have found himself stuck in the middle of the ocean!
The Mary Poppins star actually claimed that he found himself so far out he couldn't see the shore. Worst of all? He saw fins. But those fins were the porpoises who heroically guided him back to safety.
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