(KTVK/CNN) – A Phoenix pool repairman went beyond the call of duty, 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,” he said.
In the video, you can see Gruber putting the prairie dog over a piece of PVC pipe and start to gently squeeze its sides, trying 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 said he stayed with it for about an hour until it wa up and moving. He said he watched as it scurried back into the desert.