Feel good story of the day - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By jbanks15
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 11-21-2013
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 92,302
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 477 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6604 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,254
Thanked 11,152 Times in 8,499 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Feel good story of the day



For Ipad users:


A combination of modern technology - Facebook - and a centuries-old tool - a canoe - were all a Minnesota hunter needed to rescue a deer from an icy lake.
Jeff Slygh, of Canyon, Minn., was home Sunday morning working on his yard while his wife, Carol, was inside on the computer.
As Carol Slygh browsed Facebook, she saw a posting from a neighbor who said a deer had crashed through the ice of frozen-over Lake Nichols and was stuck.
"Carol hollered to me so I said, 'Tell her I'm going to load up my canoe and come over,'" Slygh, 61, told GoodMorningAmerica.com.
Slygh, who has lived near the lake for 35 years, parked his car at a nearby dock and loaded his canoe in the lake, pushing it from behind until about 100 feet in when the ice broke and he had to climb in and paddle.
The deer, a doe that Slygh estimates was one to two years old and weighed around 120 pounds, was about 600 yards into the lake, "thrashing," according to Slygh, in an eight to ten feet ring of water.
"I tapped her on the side of her face with a PVC pipe I'd brought and turned her so that she'd turn and swim in the channel I'd broken," Slygh said. "She swam about one-third of the way in and then got tired."
Slygh then grabbed the deer's ear and back in order to heave her up into the canoe.
"She laid on her side [in the canoe] for a second and then sat up on her belly," Slygh said. "She kept looking at the shore and never kicked or anything the whole way in."
Once on shore, the deer hopped out of the canoe but appeared to be spooked by the crowd of a half-dozen or so onlookers who had gathered to watch the rescue.
"She ran into the cattails and stood there," Slygh said. "I left because I was cold and told one of the neighbors to watch her and he said about an hour later she took off."
Slygh says the rescue, which took about one hour total in 20-degree weather, is the first time he's ever been called to pull a deer out of the water, but it's not the first time he's come to the rescue of a four-legged creature.
"I rescued a black lab one time, and with the same canoe," he said.
Dave54 likes this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Feel good story of the day jbanks15 Off Topic 1 11-15-2013 06:48 PM
Feel good story of the day jbanks15 Off Topic 0 09-03-2013 12:36 AM
Feel good story of the day jbanks15 Off Topic 1 07-11-2013 08:39 PM
Feel good story for today jbanks15 Off Topic 0 03-26-2013 09:43 AM
Another feel good story jbanks15 Off Topic 0 01-24-2013 01:26 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.