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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Saves Deer from Drowning

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - JUNE 30: Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 performs during the second and final day of Warped Tour on June 30, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus is being hailed as a hero after he saved a deer from drowning.

The singer-bassist shared the news of his daring rescue in an Instagram post, writing he was boating in Idaho’s Redfish Lake when he saw the animal struggling to keep its head above water. “No idea how it got there,” Hoppus wrote. “It was panicked, shivering, panting, tired, swimming in circles. I got on the swim step and we pulled up alongside it and I was able to get my arms around the bottom of its neck and tried to pull it up, but it was too heavy.”

So instead, Hoppus nudged the distressed animal along as his boat idled toward shore. “For 20 minutes we slowly shepherded this deer across the lake, like herding goats in Twilight Princess, to the nearest shore,” Hoppus wrote. “We got there and the deer stumbled out of the water, looked back at us for a few seconds, and bounded off into the woods. We saved a deer today!”

Have you ever helped get an animal out of trouble? Have you ever had to get a wild animal out of your house?


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