Saving a Rat Stuck in Hotel Swimming Pool

Occurred on June 2, 2020 / Costa Mesa, California, USA

Info from Licensor: "A buddy and myself were staying at a hotel for the night when we went outside to get some air and saw what appeared to be a rat swimming laps in the pool. As silly as the sight was, we quickly realized it would drown as it had no way out of the water. Being a lover of all things living, I ran downstairs and hopped over the gate to the pool, which was closed at the time, grabbed the pool skimmer, and went to scooping. After getting the little buddy out of the water, it took a second for it to catch its breath, but seemed right as rain after a few shakes and a quick groom. I felt like we had a moment when it turned and looked at me."