Firefighters ‘rescue’ giraffe toy dangling from wires over road in Walton County

Firefighters in Walton County were surprised to get a call to rescue a giraffe dangling from wires over a road this week.

It turns out, the giraffe was just a four-foot-tall stuffed giraffe toy tangled in some electrical wires.

According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, some teenagers took “Gify the Giraffe” for a walk and Gify ended up with its collar tangled with wires about 20 feet in the air over the roadway, posing a potential hazard.

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Firefighters with the Walton County Fire Department were called to remove Gify.

“Once on the ground, Gify the Giraffe was grateful and posed with its rescuers for a picture. After that, Gify the Giraffe was given a ride to a safe place in the back seat of a patrol car,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. “Gify the Giraffe was later released so it could live its best life.”


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