By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

This Puppy Was Trapped And Terrified, You’ll NEVER Guess Who Calmed His Nerves.

When a pit bull fell into a treacherous river in Tampa, Florida, he found himself trapped: He was unable to climb the wall back to safety, and subsequently began to panic. Fortunately, a rescue team was quick to arrive, but that's not the amazing part: What's incredible is what can be seen waiting with the dog, watching his back until he could be saved.

When the Tampa Police Department arrived at the scene, they realized that the dog had a guardian with him. While pulling the dog to safety, they decided to snap a photo. What you'll see below is proof that animals are just as observant and attentive as human beings, particularly in times of peril.

Can you see what it is? It's a manatee, who swam close to the surface and waited for the pit bull to be rescued.

There's no way of knowing if the dog was aware he was being watched over, but we like to think so.

The dog was pulled to safety, and the rescue workers believe the manatee was there to watch over him during his ordeal.

What do you think? Did this dog have a guardian angel (in the form of a gentle manatee) by his side?

Source: Tampa Police Dept / Facebook