This Labrador has done its good deed for the day.

The story goes that Jax and his owner Rick Sauer were fishing when they spotted a baby bird fly out of its nest and fall into a lake. As the bird struggled to stay afloat, Jax strode into the water to save the drowning baby, and then gently brought him back to shore.

Sauer, who says his dog knows the difference between a bird in distress and a bird he is hunting, then put the bird back in its nest, where its mother could take care of it.

Of course, there’s every chance Jax simply thought he was bringing the bird back to its owner to be cooked and eaten, but let’s go with the optimistic version of the story, yeah?