By Federico Cornetto
Two heroic railway workers used shovels to rescue a chamois goat buried deep in a pile of snow.
On Tuesday [JAN 8], employees from the Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB were ploughing the rail tracks in Gesaeuse national park after heavy snowfall.
As they started to remove the powder, the goat’s horns emerged from the thick white mantle first, then the animal started wriggling to free itself from the hole it had fallen into.
Finally, the chamois got up and rushed off towards the frosty bush as the rescuers celebrated their life-saving effort
A spokesman from the Austrial Federal Railways said: “On Tuesday, employees of the ÖBB became life savers of a special kind.
“While freeing the tracks with a specialised snow ploughing locomotive, a wild chamois got stuck in the deep snow right beside the train tracks.
“The operating crew of the train immediately stopped und five team members started to dig out the chamois.
“Luckily, it wasn’t hurt and escaped right back into the forest after its rescue.
“We owe the operating team a big Thank You for their terrific reaction.”