Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Spots "Log" In Lake, Then Realizes It’s A Creature That Needs Help.

A Hairy Mistake

A Hairy Mistake

Meck wasn’t sure what was coming towards him. He was alone in the water, and this scared him. Then, he noticed the log had fur, and lots of it, too. Meck assumed it was some kind of rodent or possibly even a beaver. His body started to relax as he realized that he was no longer in any kind of danger. But he hadn’t realized that he probably should have kept his guard up for a little while longer that day.

Rocked The Boat

Rocked The Boat

USDA Forest Service

Meck was fully aware it wasn’t a log. He was initially startled, so he stood up. Unfortunately, this caused his boat to rock, but he was able to keep his balance. Then, he took a closer look. That’s when the boat started to shake, and he realized he was in trouble. He crouched down and held onto the boat for dear life. This kept the boat secured. He got a chilling feeling that spread from the top of his head all the way down to his toes. This was not the relaxing day he had in mind. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the animal was heading towards his boat even quicker now. What on Earth could it have wanted? And could he be absolutely certain it was a beaver?

Huge Mistake

Huge Mistake

Chief Bwana

Meck and the animal paddled towards each other, and that’s when Meck saw that the creature was an infant, and it was barely able to stay afloat. The animal was on the log, but it had lost its grip and detached itself. It was struggling to keep his head above water. Meck knew he had to help it somehow. This tiny beaver was exhausted from paddling so much. That’s when Meck decided to dive towards the animal. But he didn’t check one fact, and that was a huge mistake.

Hero To The Rescue

Hero To The Rescue

Meck was now very much aware that it wasn’t a log, but rather a creature in distress. But the animal was too far from his reach. So, he decided to try and paddle closer towards it. He was determined to ensure that no living creature suffered while he was in the vicinity. He knew he could help this little guy. So, once he got close enough, he reached out as far as his arms would stretch and grabbed onto the creature. He hadn’t realized that this was no log, but it sure wasn’t a beaver either. So, the question remained... what was it really?

Cub In Distress

Cub In Distress

ABC 7 Sarasota / YouTube

Meck pulled the creature out of the water the moment he had a good grip on it. Then, he put it down on the base of his boat. It suddenly dawned on him that this was a baby cub. And since it was a newborn, it was also weak and tiny. To make things worse, the cub had consumed too much water and was having a tough time breathing. Meck knew he had to do something to keep it from choking. He had to come up with a solution for this cub. But what could he do?

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