A tight claw! Moment when a puppy that fell into a river is scooped up by an excavator
This is the unnerving moment when a lucky puppy was rescued from a river in Central China after being scooped up by an excavator.
The little dog was rescued by a man who carefully lifted him out of the water with a backhoe.
The adorable dog had fallen into the water after becoming too curious about the excavator’s work, dredging the waterway, in Zhengzhou city, Henan province on Nov. 24, according to local media.
Fortunately, the excavator operator thought quickly and quickly lowered his shovel to see if he could get the little pup to safety.
Here’s the unnerving moment a lucky puppy was rescued from a river in central China after being scooped up by a backhoe
The little dog was rescued by a man who carefully lifted him out of the water with a backhoe
Cute footage filmed by passerby Mr. Liu, from the rescue show how the operator uses incredible precision to place the shovel behind the pup without injuring him.
Then he gently brings it forward while trying to hold onto the dog so he can pull it out.
After a false start, in which the dog fell from the claws of the shovel, the operator managed to grab the puppy a second time and successfully brought it to safety.
The backhoe brought him safely back to land and placed the very muddy but otherwise healthy passenger on dry land.
The puppy was gently scooped up into the digger’s claws, after a failed attempt, nearly rolling back off the wall
The excavator operator safely dropped the pup onto dry land and he was then taken in by the locals
Mr. Liu said he felt moved to see that there are still many good people.
After the puppy was rescued, Mr. Liu said he heard it was actually a stray dog, but friendly local residents decided to take him in.
He shared the footage of the rescue on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok.
Internet users were moved by the video, with one even saying, “When the heart is right, teeth of steel and iron claws can be so gentle.”