In a scene straight from the film Bambi, these flailing deer had to be saved after wandering on to a frozen lake.
Two men came to the animals’ rescue on the frozen 160-metre deep lake in southern Norway.
Ivar Skregelid and his son Eivind braved the ice to edge their way across Sirdal Lake.
On thin ice: The two curious deer wander on to the frozen in Southern Norway
Slippery: One deer falls over on the ice - making it easy prey for predators
Rescue mission: Ivar Skregelid and his son Eivind brave the ice to save the deer
They were carrying rope in case they needed to make an emergency rescue if the ice cracked and they also had a rifle.
Ivar said: ‘Deer sometimes do stray onto the ice not realising it is actually a lake. It is a challenge to save them before a predator such as a fox comes along.
‘We brought the rifle in case either of the animals had been wounded and had to be put out of its misery.
Saved: The two men - one equipped with a rifle in case of emergencies - grab one of the deer
Challenge: The men drag the deer to safety, off the frozen 160-metre deep Sirdal Lake
‘Fortunately, there was no need to use the rifle this time. Apart from a small wound to one of the deer, they were unharmed.
The deer clearly did not share the same friendship as Bambi and Thumper the rabbit in the Disney film, however.
‘When we bought them to the shore, they went their separate ways into the countryside,’ Ivar said.
Ivar is a hydrologist at the nearby Sira-Kvina hydropower station, where his son also works.
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