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Toddler Pulled Alive From Siberian Forest After 3 Days

He subsisted on candy.

Russian authorities say that a toddler in southern Siberia wandered away from his family’s home and wasn’t found until three days later, apparently happy and healthy.

The ordeal started last weekend, according to Reuters, after the boy chased some dogs and found himself lost in a forest. That set off a search that eventually involved over 100 people. 

The 3-year-old, named Tserin, was finally found after replying to the call of his uncle, only about a mile from his family’s home. 

Authorities said he was healthy, perhaps because of good survival instincts. 

“The first thing he did after he got lost was finish some chocolate in one of his pockets,” according to Reuters. ”Then he laid down in a dry spot under a larch tree and fell asleep.”

The one thing he wanted immediately after getting rescued, the outlet reported, was his toy car.