PHOENIX, Az. (CNN) – A Phoenix pool repairman went beyond the call of duty this week when he spotted a small prairie dog floating in a backyard pool.
Rick Gruber pulled him out and started giving the little guy CPR.
“He looked like he needed help, and I figured he hadn’t been in there for very long. I figured I could try to pull him out and try to see if I could bring him back to life because there was still a chance he hadn’t been in there for maybe a minute.”
In the video, you can see Gruber put the prairie dog over a piece of PVC pipe and started gently squeezing its sides to get it to spit out the water it had swallowed.
After a few minutes, the little rodent let out a hiccup and started to breathe.
Gruber stayed with him for about an hour till it was up and moving, and watched as it scurried back into the desert.