THE SOPPY JOHN JULIAN SELECTION

From YAHOO NEWS:

Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday. The rescue team faced serious hazards navigating among the sharp ice sheets but managed to save the drifting animal at the "last moment" after dark on Tuesday. TV footage showed the team of four steering through the plates by boat and using flashlights to find the deer, wrap it in a blanket and carry it back to shore.

"It was extremely difficult to reach it because the ice held us back. It was frightened, jumped into the water and tried to escape but we managed to get it on the boat" said their spokesman, Waldemar Bogatko.

Hang on a minute! Isn't that Skippy, the bush kangaroo?

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THE SOPPY JOHN JULIAN SELECTION — 8 Comments

  1. Yes, all Australians are Russian spies (well, I know I certainly am).

    I wouldn’t be surprised if that undercover Israeli vulture and the Sharm-el-Sheikh shark were mixed up in this as well.

  2. John Julian? (I’m missing something here)

    Glad they helped the lil girl (Not seeing antlers, so I’m guessing…)

  3. Our John Julian, JCF. He’s been visiting OCICBW… longer than you have but, I admit, he is not anywhere near as garrulous as your good self.

  4. John-Julian is a 78-year-old Episcopal priest and monk in the Order of Julian of Norwich (which he founded in 1985). He’s also author of “The Complete Julian of Norwich” (best damned book on Julian available!), “The Revelations of Divine Love” (to be published in March 2011), and “The Complete Imitation of Christ” (to be published in August 2011).

    He’s been quietly around OCICBW for a couple years.

    For a contemplative monk, he tends to be sassy.