The winter of Mordor attempted to claim another victim on a Monday, this time someone’s golden retriever who became trapped in the icy surface of a lake in Anhui province’s Hefei city.
Despite its best struggles to break free, the dog was unable to unstick itself from the ice, instead only sinking further into the frigid water below.
The dog’s owner too was helpless to cause any damage to the stubborn ice as a crowd gathered to watch the poor pup. But all hope was not lost.
Salvation came in the form of a passing reporter surnamed Xiang, who used his handy tripod to create a 30-meter-long crack along the surface, finally freeing the animal. A happy ending for all.
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