THESE are the amazing scenes as a laughing kookaburra is given something to smile about when a sharp-thinking wildlife hero saves its life.The iconic Australian bird was brought back from the brink of death with a shot of high-pressure air from a compressor after plunging into a swimming pool.
All looks lost for the bedraggled kingfisher as its lifeless body is pulled out of the garden pool and fails to respond to delicate CPR on its feathered chest.

Squeaking like a rubber duck under each massage, the kookaburra remains motionless on its back, head and beak hanging limply to one side.