Video: Idaho man rescues antelope trapped in barbed wire fence

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In Spencer, Idaho, Bret Lee had been driving along a country road when he spotted a female pronghorn antelope standing on the side of the road. The area resident thought it was a strange sight, since most antelope will just run off when they see cars or humans. A few minutes later, the female  jumped over a fence, but Lee’s curiosity was spiked, and so he stopped his car to check out the area.

According to the Idaho Journal, that’s the moment when Bret encountered a second antelope, but this one couldn’t run away; his legs were entangled in a barbed wire fence. Had it not been for Lee, the animal never would have survived the hot afternoon. And so Lee retrieved a pair of wire cutters and decided to video the rescue to prove to his family that this had really happened.

“Usually, they don’t believe what I tell them,” stated Bret as he held the camera in one hand and cut the barbed wire strands with his other hand trying his best not to get kicked.

Within moments, as Bret cut the barbed wire, the antelope was freed. It’s hard to tell if the antelope realized he was indeed rescued by one of the good guys in this world, but he jumped back onto his hooves, kicked up a little as if amazed his legs were freed and working – and ran off to be  with his herd.

Ironically, this wasn’t the first time Bret came upon a rescue situation like this. Two years previously, he freed another elk from a fence. How cool is this guy?

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(Photo of antelope rescued via screenshot of video)

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4 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Thank you Bret Lee for your kindness to an animal that surely would have died if not for your intervention – your actions saved lives twice!

  2. pennysdachshunds says:

    This IS a Compassionate and CARING MAN !!! HIS family is blessed to have him in their lives!! There are SOOOOO very many cruel people OUT there… Just yesterday my husband and I drove to Billings , MT …. and there was an adult raccoon and two little ones … THAT some ASSHOLE had to drive on the shoulder to MURDER!!! UNBLIEVABLE!!!


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