According to Dreyer, he quickly discovered the mysterious figure was actually a baby Benguela dolphin that had managed to beach itself. Luckily for the little guy, Naude got there just in time to save the day.
Via a sweetFacebookmessage, Dreyer described the rescue, saying:
“On our way back from tour this morning, we came across this juvenile male Benguela Dolphin, still alive on the beach. It’s not clear how he ended up on there in the first place. After a quick assessment and measurements, i attempted to get him swimming again. I was not very hopeful, but as soon as he got into water and realized where he was he took off like a bullet. Nice. I’ll do a drive past the same area again later just to make sure he hasn’t returned again.”
Aw! Naude. is such a hero — and a cutie to boot! He went on to add:
“I was just doing what was the right thing to do. I just couldn’t leave him there.”