Giant toad stuck in decking in Norfolk, England! Of course, they rescued it! You may read about it just here. I love this story!
Recently on a "Sea Rescue" episode from TV, we watched as TWENTY manatees were rescued in Florida. These large gentle creatures had managed to swim into big water pipes and had gotten stuck. The rescuers were able, with great effort , to back them up, so to speak, and get them out. They had to get heavy digging equipment to release some of them. It was wonderful to see them swimming into the open water. On the same show, they rescued two sea turtles on the same day, One had been hit by a boat and his flipper was damaged. (The flipper had to be partially removed. Also, his shell was cracked and some kind of material was put upon it to harden it, the same kind used on the legs of horses, apparently.) The other sea turtle had a very serious skin disease and they had to coat it in antibiotics and put it in very clean water and hope for the best. It took over 6 months for the turtles to heal. (They made a joke about the slowness of turtles!) Hey, there was nothing slow about them when they were RELEASED into the open water!
The sight of those creatures swimming rapidly away into the open sea fills me with an emotion that I find hard to describe. Now, you know this reminds me of the movie, "The Shawshank Redemption"! I have written of it before and I hope you have seen it.
I am also thinking of a hymn, do you know it? It is "Oh Zion, Haste" and has this: "Publish glad tidings, tidings of peace, Tidings of Jesus, redemption and release."
Oh, I looked at a great many videos of this song for you! And I finally found one that not only has good singing but it also shows the words! The lyrics are by Mary Thomson. She was born in England in 1834 but she and her husband came to America in 1881 and she wrote many poems and hymns in her lifetime. Mary Thomson said she mostly wrote this one in 1868. She had a long life, passing away in 1923 in Philadelphia.