The deer was prancing across the forest terrain, when suddenly he fell deep into the soft fresh laden snow. Some skiers in the area, spotted the deer’s antlers protruding out of the snow, and ran to help him.
Fortuanately, the skiers were able to rescue the deer – first, by shoveling the snow around him, then by tying a rope around the deer’s antlers, and finally by pushing him upward from behind.
After the heroes managed to push the deer out of the snow to safety, they were amazed that the timid creature did not immediately take flight. Instead, he rested beside his rescuers, and even let them pet him. It appeared that the deer understood that these people were his friends Perhaps his remaining by their side was his way of thanking them for saving his life.
These skiers are heroes, not only because they saved the deer, but because they had enough compassion to bother to save the deer. The result of their actions showed the good that can come from becoming caretakers of the creatures on this earth, and the special bond that can be made between humans and wildlife, when we become their friends, rather than their enemies.