They didn’t know what animal it actually was
While in the Arctic, fishermen came across a damp and solitary creature lying on a melting ice floe. They decided to approach and assist this creature, immediately assuming it was a stranded sea walrus in these chilly waters.
Unbeknownst to them, this animal was never a sea walrus. Although accustomed to fishing near the Arctic coasts, the fishermen had never encountered such a sight in their lives.
The fishermen had ventured to the Labrador Peninsula to fish for crabs and other seafood, but what they discovered there left them in awe. A sailor among them spotted a creature on a melting ice floe, approximately 7 kilometers from the coast.
Upon closer inspection, they realized that the creature in question was a polar fox. The lone animal had become wet and frozen, with seagulls attempting to attack and prey on it.
Initially, the fishermen tried to approach the fox, but the animal resisted their advances. They resorted to breaking the ice floe with a boat stick, causing the fox to fall into the water, allowing the fishermen to rescue it. They then provided nourishment and allowed it to rest.
Following these efforts, it became evident that the fox had developed a fondness for the fishermen. It expressed gratitude for being saved.
Fortunately, the fox appears to be in good health and well-being. The compassionate individuals took the fox and left it on the shore, confident that everything would be fine for this marvelous creature.