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Arizona - A Valley pool repairman went to great lengths to resuscitate a prairie dog that was clinging to life after nearly drowning in a backyard pool.

Rick Gruber was working when he spotted the small rodent floating in the water.

Gruber fished the little guy out, draped it over a piece of PVC pipe and began compressions, hoping the animal would spit up the water it had swallowed. The animal eventually started breathing and scurried back into the desert. And he caught it all on video.

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