Family Saves Yak That Fell Through Frozen Waters

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Tina Krawczyk, from New Jersey, recently saved her 3-year-old yak named Bruce after he fell through a frozen pond.

Winter conditions often pose a serious danger to animals. Tina Krawczyk, from New Jersey, recently saved her 3-year-old yak named Bruce after he fell through a frozen pond.

Bruce was left submerged in the bone chilling waters. Krawczyk went outside at just the right moment to do a routine check on her farm animals.

She glanced around the property and quickly came to the realization that Bruce was nowhere in sight. Krawczyk jumped in her truck and drove around the grounds until she spotted Bruce’s horns sticking up from the water, right next to the swimming ducks.

He was in one section of the pond that wasn’t completely frozen over. While waiting for her boyfriend to help, Krawczyk went out on the ice and singlehandedly pulled the nearly 400 pound yak halfway out of the water.

When her boyfriend pulled up with three of Krawczyk’s children, they banded together to pull him to safety, and built two fires to try and heat him up.

Boonton Township firefighters later arrived on the property and transported Bruce to the barn, where his human family dried his coat and kept his body temperatures steady with blankets. Bruce is now doing much better.

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