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01/14/2013 08:57 pm ET | Updated Jan 19, 2013

Hawk Snatches Mouse After Soldier Sets Rodent Free (VIDEO)

Sure, a trashcan is no place to be, even for a rodent. But after the soldier in this video so sweetly released this rodent, it's possible both of them had second thoughts, with the mouse likely longing for the safe, warm confines of the waste bin.

Then again, this Animal Planet-ready moment serves as a reminder that the circle of life is always turning, and at least the soldier can go home knowing he helped at least one animal.

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