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Giraffe rescued from Swimming Pool - YouTube Video

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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Giraffe Rescued From Swimming Pool YouTube Video

Giraffe rescued from Swimming Pool - YouTube Video

Check it out: a giraffe is rescued from a swimming pool in the above YouTube video! The crew filming the television series Wild at Heart, were like 'WTF' when they found a nine-year-old, preggie* giraffe chilling in a swimming pool, as caught on the above YouTube video!

Filmed in the Leopard's Den game reserve in South Africa, where wildlife roam free and the television series crew do their best not to interfere with wildlife in their habitat. Seems like the giraffe came looking for fame of its own though when the 14 months pregnant giraffe, named ‘Lucy’, managed to get through a fence around the set situated in the Glen Afric game sanctuary.

Producer Adam Friedlander says he is not 100 per cent sure how the giraffe landed up in the pool, but his guess is that she may have been drinking from it, and with her head being too low, became disorientated and fell in.

Like that one time Lucy partied with the monkeys and got drunk on marula fruit. Good times. Actor Stephen Tompkinson who was on the set at the time said: “It was such a bizarre sight – as soon as I walked around the corner all I could see was this great neck sticking out of the pool."

The first step to Lucy's rescue was for the crew to drain the pool. They wanted to use sandbags to build steps for the giraffe to trot out on, but just in case Lucy lost her footing while making her way out, the idea was abandoned. The strapping young lads of the fire brigade were called to the rescue (*Queue superhero trumpet theme tune*) and decided to dig a trench at one end of the pool and lure the giraffe out with food.

A gal can't say no to a delicious carrot... as Lucy first discovered 14 months ago. After three hours, Lucy eventually climbed out of the pool without a scratch. Go Lucy! So for future reference thats how a giraffe is rescued from a swimming pool and caught on video! Was this stunt an attempt to get 30 seconds of fame? Or was Lucy just looking for a respectable spot to have a water birth? Either way, good luck Lucy! Source: The Telegraph *preggie = pregnant

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