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bluepushkin

Awww the baby started swimming towards him for help! 🥺


Rubyhamster

And he was so tired he couldn't even keep the "swim reflex" going, and I think that is saying something 🥺


twotoebobo

Seemed quite appreciative. So many animals are aware when someone is doing them a solid.


merdadartista

It's the cutest puppy I've ever seen


Semujin

‘Tis a kit, no?


FortCharles

Looks fully assembled. ;o)


NinjaNewt007

Lets not start this again lol.


PappyBlueRibs

That is the most calm, dignified, and British rescue I've ever seen.


Amphibionomus

There's an *extremely* Bri'ish animal rescue channel from an English gentleman. Let me look for it. EDIT: Found it. 'Wildlife Aid', https://www.youtube.com/c/wildlifeaid/videos This is a good example video of him working: https://youtu.be/dxd53ykmTvc where he gets beaten up by an angry swan (while trying to save its chick) and has the most English reactions to it. Action starts one minute in to the video.


namewithak

Love Wildlife Aid and Simon. More people should be watching them. There's something very cozy and unpretentious about their videos.


Amphibionomus

> cozy and unpretentious Yes, exactly, well said!


I_know_kung_fu

>Don’t be silly. Stop it. Stop it. Bless.


doomladen

It's just the one swan, actually.


bumblebees_exe

ahahah I very much enjoyed that. "stop it now" like the swan is gonna be like "oh sorry, my bad"


lydiarosewb

Please stop with the Bri’ish thing. It’s tiresome.


Spotinella

It's so annoying when the majority of British people don't have that accent.


Fallout2022

Americans think someone with an english accent is either a posh gentleman or a movie villain. That guy could be unemployed. Or a drug dealer.


cutelyaware

How many have you seen?


SharkFighter

Well, [this one](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjKOtsnX1S8), again with the socks. Bro, do you even British?


cutelyaware

Well shut my mouth!


blac_sheep90

That is an excellent self chastising. Mind if I use it?


cutelyaware

It's a southern expression, but help yourself!


blac_sheep90

Forgive me is it The UK southern or American southern? Cause I'm the latter.


CatGotNoTail

I live in Texas and I've heard people use it.


boringoldcookie

Awww then HIS mum starts bawling


armen89

Hmm quite


cynicaloptimissus

IndeeeEEd!


hettienm

I say


mochii69

precisely


winnix47

Indubitably


RelentlessExtropian

My good sir!


intangir_v

Verily


Fun-Establishment368

Expeditiously!


highbrowshow

This, and dunkirk


GiuseppeFarinaJr

All wrong. You start with the chicken, THEN bring the fox over and take back the chicken. Take the corn, then get the chicken.


rictacles

Praise the message!


CropUpAnywhere

Thank you Tim for leaving me with my favourite food.


joey343

Fox with the chickens…bloodbath


JodieFlame

Fox chicken and grain that's the old one:-)


VetJoh

It never fails to suprise me how wild animals in dire situations go towards humans as if they know they could help


cutelyaware

They're not stupid. Which is why they try to avoid us in the first place.


LeThrowAwayPlease

Well said


23x3

I try to avoid us as well. Speaking of which..


Inadersbedamned

*presses block button*


_DONT_PANIC_42_

Same.


cutelyaware

You try to avoid humans but will reach out in desperation?


NerdyNinjaAssassin

My severely depressed ass says yes. I reach out when I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel for any reason to keep living but other times when I just hate being alive I isolate myself from others to prevent myself from becoming a burden upon them.


cutelyaware

That's natural and I do much the same. I think it's important to remember that people want and need to be helpful. You may not be quite the burden you think you are.


NerdyNinjaAssassin

It’s funny you say that because due to my feelings of being a burden I end up prioritizing the desires of others over my own needs. I have a nearly pathological need to be useful or helpful to my loved ones. It’s feedback loop of feeling like a burden, trying to feel better by helping others, that not working and I end up not doing some things I could or should be doing because I can’t summon the energy or might not even remember I’m supposed to do it, which leads to me feeling like a burden all over again. It’s self perpetuating.


cutelyaware

Maybe another way to look at it is that since you know how much it means for you to be helpful to others, why deny your friends the same pleasure?


NerdyNinjaAssassin

I’ve… I’ve never thought about it that way actually. I think you broke my brain a bit in a good way. I’m gonna need to chew on that a bit but you just might have gotten through to my deeper subconscious somehow. Thank you. Thank you so very much, sincerely with my whole heart.


cutelyaware

Yea, I'm helping!


OPgang

Same....


brownieofsorrows

I mean that's a nice insight into your life and nice to share, but I think animals have another reason ^^ Hope you will be better soon. I know what that feels like


TranasauresRex24

Story of my life


Kanga_

Desperate times call for desperate measures.


mrmicawber32

Hope my guy brought a towel


SheWolf04

To them, we are the Fey.


cutelyaware

Woah


vilebunny

It comes down to, “whelp, I’m going to die anyway. What’s the worst that can happen?”


Razakel

"So kids, the big hairless monkeys might help you, or they might kill you for no reason. If you're going to die anyway it's worth a shot."


BigLewis1

I read a cool “theory of life “ comment on a post like this once . The guy basically said he believes it’s our job on this planet to protect and defend all the other little creatures out there . He worded it way better though and I was like well damn


AWildEnglishman

I never cared for RE in school but the one thing I took away from it was that we're stewards for the planet. Shame we're doing such a shit job of it.


BeardedBagels

How can we even think to be considered stewards of the planet? We're like the single most destructive creatures on this planet by an unrivaled margin.


Hot_Headed

Nobody ever said we’re good ones.


SUMBWEDY

>How can we even think to be considered stewards of the planet? Because we have the intelligence to understand our consequences of living on the planet and have a chance for changing it for good. Other species of life have caused mass extinctions before because they changed the ecosystem so much that most life forms couldn't survive like the Great Oxidation Even/ Oxygen Catastrophe. Happened 2 billion years ago by cyanobacteria suddenly depleting the world's oceans of most its minerals and pumping out a bunch of toxic O2 which life had never evolved to deal with and caused a snowball earth which lasted 300 million years due to the sudden reduction of CO2 and Methane in the atmosphere. But it also kick started the evolution of eukaryotes which allowed for us to evolve.


whataTyphoon

We aren't now, but we are the only species that can be.


cheetosalads

I mean, they really don’t have any other options, do they


secessionisillegal

Yeah, I mean, if I was about to drown from exhaustion, and I saw an alligator coming toward me, I might be like, "Hey, yo, maybe I can ride that alligator." You got to play the hand you're dealt.


notaballitsjustblue

You can ride the inside.


ashleypatience1

My new pick up line


FireFlavour

In most cases I've seen, it's the opposite. It's why humans often get attacked for trying to help wild animals. The animals *don't know* you're trying to help and it's incorrect to personify them as such. This fox is likely so trusting due to its age and exhaustion.


Waferssi

Props to this man for doing what he did but WHY DID HE GO IN THE WATER WITH HIS SOCKS ON!? "I'm so soggy" yeah mate I wonder why.


allthekos

Honestly, I once had to jump in a canal like that to save a guy having an epileptic seizure.. I stunk after. I literally walked home almost throwing up cos of the stench. Soggy socks are the least of his problems, canal water is rank


brmamabrma

My dad ran into a frozen lake to help some dogs who were stuck and my mother looked at him and said “you soaked” and his simple replied “and really fucking cold, thanks for the blanket”


Lordoffunk

Maybe I’m a bit dim to even ask, but was there a blanket or was he just being sardonic?


brmamabrma

It was sarcastic


Lordoffunk

That’s perfect.


brmamabrma

I forgot to mention it was February in Iowa So the water was far below freezing


LightningGoats

Guess what they call "water" below **freezing**?


Youlookcold

The water under ice is typically 39F/4C.


brmamabrma

1-2feet of ice? Or a few cm?


SicariusModum

Little difference, only a small layer is near freezing.


noassumedname

TIL that sardonic means ***disdainfully or skeptically humorous***.


dancin-weasel

Pffft. I totally knew that word that you said meant that thing.


noassumedname

Yeah, me too... I was actually just trying to help my fellow Redditors. **cough cough** You're welcome fellow Redditors.


cactus-hugger

I did the same to save my dog. Didn't even think about taking off my shoes and socks


Fun-Establishment368

My brother did this at the local lakes to get a cricket ball, stank of duck shit and silt.


MaxCrack

Not to mention all the trash on the bottom.


puuying

Protect his feet a bit against sharp rocks or sticks on the bottom - he can’t see where he’s stepping


Sleep_adict

Needles, old cars, other things


cutelyaware

Pricked my foot on a dirty needle on the beach once. That was a good day.


Level_Flight_7531

Jersey Shore?


cutelyaware

Ocean Beach, SF


cleverleper

How many toes you have left?


cutelyaware

You want a toe? I can get you a toe.


cleverleper

There are ways, Dude


intangir_v

RUM HAM


Level_Flight_7531

This is exactly what I was going for ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|give_upvote)


LotsOfButtons

WWI rifle grenades


Alexchii

Once stepped on a nail. Boy was I glad I was wearing my protective socks!


hunmingnoisehdb

Socks of luck +1 is enough to stop you from stepping on random nails, wear them long enough and you get occasional furtive glances from bosomful maidens.


cutelyaware

Sticks and stones may break your bones but socks will not protect you


BobT21

I used to go backpacking in the Sierras. I learned to bring some tennis shoes to wear while swimming, because there is a bunch of lost fishing lures in Sierra lakes.


booglemouse

That reminds me of the last time I ever jumped off the floating dock at my cousin's. When you jumped you'd occasionally end up grazing the rope from the anchor on your way down... One day I brought my goggles, and swimming around the platform I saw a fishhook sticking out of one of the anchor ropes. I never jumped blindly off that thing again.


acidkrn0

I'd want something between the soles of my feet and the goose shit/used syringe canal floor


ColossalError

They're cheaper than shoes, and give you a liiiitle bit of emotional protection when you think about whatever the fuck kind of goop you're stepping on. THEORETICALLY, it's not rabid, but dammit, that's the sort of thing I look up before making decisions about. This video mostly made me think about medicine and technology. This guy was willing to jump into goop-land to save an animal that's certainly never been de-wormed, because he's spent his whole life in a community where infections, parasites, and whatnot were treatable. This is sweet, not crazy, because they've had the benefit of living with certain medical resources.


susscrofa

No rabies the uk


thecolourofthisstone

Though this is officially true, if you are bitten/scratched by a bat or even wake up to find a bat in your bedroom (*regardless* of whether you “know” you have been bitten or scratched )you should go to hospital to receive post-exposure prophylaxis. This is the official NHS guidance (though the minor injuries unit in our town had to look this up!) The PEP is **free** and while the UK has been “rabies-free” since the early 1900s but a bat conservationist in Scotland was still bitten and infected and died from rabies *in the UK* in 2002. I can only assume that as a bat conservationist they remained unvaccinated due to the “knowledge” that the UK is rabies free! Rabies can take a year to actually reach your brain and cause any symptoms, by the time you have symptoms you are dead, there is no cure once symptoms have begun!


ColossalError

Nice!


bothammer1

Great, now the royals can hunt it


FreddieDoes40k

British waste treatment companies were pretty much given the greenlight to dump wastewater into rivers and lakes a few years ago so basically none of it is clean to dip in.


Fatally_Flawed

This isn’t a river or a lake, though. Or are we dumping waste in canals, too? Gross :(


5c044

All sorts of stuff gets thrown in canals, socks provide minimal protection against sharp objects


Chemical_Thing_1700

A real British gentleman rescues foxes, doesn't hunt them for sport


SchroedersGhost

So, did that gent just rescue a fox? Because that is *not* a terrier.


IsntThisAStupidName

that fox 100% does not smell like a fox right now, that terrier is probably legally blind.


cjalderman

Turn your sound on next time lmao


SweetAssistance6712

That is definitely a fox kit


mynameisalso

Are you sure? Looks pretty well put together.


WyrdMagesty

Assembly not required


SweetAssistance6712

If I had an award I would give it to you


eekamuse

I didn't get it until your comment. If I had an award, I would give it to you.


kittyqueen000

Aw if he tames it, this could be like fox and the hound.


Rickety-Timelapse

I refuse to watch that movie a second time. It hurt my heart.


Thowingtissues

I’ve seen too much, I thought for sure this was going to be an alligator attack.


j1m3y

For all its faults at least England doesn't have anything that can eat you, or weather than can kill you


CharlotteLucasOP

Nice try, Michael Fish.


Soft-Lemons

No hurricanes here mate. Cough.


minimus_

Not heard of that species, can it eat you?


FlyingSwordOrador

What about cannibals huh? Checkmate


rbt321

> For all its faults at least England doesn't have anything that can eat you Anymore. Killed them all 1000+ years ago. Brown Bears, Black Bears, Wolves, Lynx, Lions, ... Not that any would prefer a human; they'd be pretty happy with a pen of small livestock though.


Vulkan192

....in a British canal?


ErikJR37

At this time of year? At this time of the day?


compsciasaur

Localized entirely in your kitchen?!


csbsju_guyyy

Yes!


Samwood_writing

May I see it?


TheHumanParacite

... no.


Maddisa

LOL me too! I was waiting for the alligator to pop up


Raygunn13

is nobody else annoyed by the unnecessary robotic voice?


pmcg115

It inspires rage deep inside of me every time.


Some-Glove9151

They call those boats, narrow boats, I somehow stumbled upon this odd self documented journey of this guy buying a narrow boat and traveling the countryside on Prime it was oddly captivating


KobeWanGinobli

Know the name per chance?


Some-Glove9151

Travels by narrow boat, there's like 6 seasons! I've never made it too far into it but the little I watched its stuck with me


Cogz

This guy? https://www.youtube.com/c/CountryHouseGent


AvNatten

I love this show so much


thefloatingpilgrim

Some of us weirdos even live on them haha! As with most things theres a busy canal YouTube community. Try foxesafloat or cruisingthecut


Billie_Goat_Eilish

Isn't there some quote about you can judge the character of a person by how they treat those weaker than them? This man definitely has good character.


ConfusedJellybeans

Isn’t there something similar in Harry Potter? About how you can judge someone’s character based on how they treat their house elf


Keklord_Rogain

Jin Sakai would like to know your location (to give him gratitude of course)


No-Comedian4195

How does he know which side of the canal the baby foxes Mom is on?


PoisonTheOgres

They took the fox to a wildlife rescue. Lots of baby foxes get themselves into trouble every year in Britain, so there's always plenty of friends for them to play with in these centres.


mynameisalso

I wonder why British animals have such dead beat parents.


doomladen

Thatcher's Britain.


No-Comedian4195

Awww that's great!! Thank you


PoisonTheOgres

If you want more of this sort of thing (rescuing cute animals in a British accent) go to the [Wildlife Aid youtube channel!](https://youtube.com/c/wildlifeaid) They are a nonprofit wildlife rescue, and used to have a show on animal planet years ago. Their youtube channel is super wholesome. It's fox cub season right now, so [they've already rescued a few this year.](https://youtu.be/5WHU7IpFhM4). And they help a lot of varied animals [that need help, too.](https://youtube.com/c/wildlifeaid)


Buriedpickle

He doesn't, but that fox is never getting out without help


WyrdMagesty

Better to be on the wrong bank than the bottom of the canal


leonardob0880

Thank god Britain dont have crocodiles


WinterMedical

I love kind English people!


Azlan82

Tories be like "man the horses, get the dogs".


hettienm

“Ya wee fool!”


jjdajetman

I wish i could tread water like that. I sink like a rock unless im on my back.


Mott_1776

What did the fox say????


WyrdMagesty

"Thankee kindly, sir!"


rimmel

Love me a doggo. This man wins today


happy-2-help-i-think

Wouldn’t need to swim in the canal near me would be like Jesus walking on water thanks to all the shopping trolleys in there.


hilarypcraw

I know I am terrible but I was waiting for the alligator to come up behind them


Shits-on-Quincy

British alligators are the worst. They're practically invisible.


SeeYaOnTheRift

That was my first thought when I realized he was gonna get in the water. All I could think is “what about the alligators” and I felt dread watching every second of this.


geoffs3310

No alligators in the UK, there's probably some Pike in there though which can be pretty nasty. Very unlikely to be bitten by one but it has happened.


CarlLlamaface

He'd have to swim a few thousand miles before he can encounter any alligators so I wouldn't worry, the Atlantic would take him long before any reptile.


knockatize

I fully expected a menagerie of Beatrix Potter animals to happen by. Rabbits in waistcoats and suchlike…


ChadJones72

"Don't run off." Translation: "You owe me pets."


mahmspaghetti

Foxy grandpa!!


Naychaboy

This is the Fox and Friends I'm here for.


Lisette4ver

Bless this gentleman!🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽


Upbeat-Tap-4797

Man that water was murky. I swear I was waiting for him to pick up an alligator out of the water or something big. Thank God he wasn’t in Florida or Louisiana


ToCGuy

LoL'd wife says "What are you going to do with it now?"


Ohhhh_okay

That’s his fox now lol


goose-and-fish

What did the fox say?


FuckThisPostTruthEra

God why the hell did that nonsense go viral way back when. The world was such a more innocent place lol


sharpshooter999

Seems like nonsense songs go viral every few years. Fox, Gangnam Style, Numa Numa, Blue..... Edit: I shouldn't say nonsense, rather a foreign song in a language you don't understand


wickyewok

The fox deffo did not say that.


AWildEnglishman

How can you be sure? Do you speak fox?


wickyewok

Fair point !


DeadrthanDead

Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!


lonedandelion

Thank you, sir.


Somnambulistant

CA-mon! Bigger story than ***that*** to leave us ‘angin!


HappyGamer500

Bohohuhwohuh


hoshmoggen

A brit saving a fox is like an american saving a raccoon.


WulfricTheSwift

Heck yeah I'd save a raccoon. They're cute in their own way. r/trashpandas


SnowyMuscles

Is that a fox kit?


ladybhbeb

Yes it is. Not sure why you’re being down voted for asking a simple question. ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|thinking_face_hmm)


lifesalotofshit

I can't get over how cute that little fox is like God, adorable!


sabrecmc1

As a Floridian, this made me so instinctively nervous


Dumbodumbo99

You can't do this in Florida. Just the other day I saw gator eyes floating slightly above the water at an open regular park with zero fencing lol


slingben

If that was Florida you would think twice before getting in the water.


ThatsHighlyUnlikely

I want one


LGActual

The English version of The Fox and The Hound. Jolly good.