Matt McDougall is a Canadian duck farmer who films the exploits of his many personable waterfowl on his YouTube channel 50 Ducks In A Hot Tub, and even though some do end up on dinner tables, his videos are designed to show that they can live healthy, active lives on a farm. Like all farmers who actually interact with their animals (McDougall says chickens were too boring for him), sometimes their personalities shine through and you get favorites. That's what happened with Mrs. Gimp, one of McDougall's favorites as well as a YouTube fan favorite. In this newly-released video from this winter, however, Matt shared footage of a farm accident that almost claimed her life, and the efforts to which he had to go to revive her:
Basically, Mrs. Gimp fell into a pool of freezing pump water in the middle of winter and quickly went into hypothermic shock. Fortunately, McDougall found her quickly and rushed her inside, where he repeatedly submerged her in tubs of warm water until her body temperature returned. "But wait," you say, "adult animals are only so cute, I need baby ones!" OK, fine, here's 200 ducklings being watched over by a 200-lb dog.