March 19, 2011
photos: Shot swan is released back into the wild near Burnham
A female swan which survived being shot with an airgun near
Burnham-On-Sea last month has been released back into the wild
by wildlife carers.
here how eight birds had been found shot dead with airgun
pellets outside Blackford on 21st February.
sole surviving swan - which was rescued by Secret World Wildlife
Rescue with the help of Burnham charity BARB - was released back
into the wild on Friday afternoon, as pictured here.
"It was a lovely sight to see the swan free again,"
Secret World's Graeme Thompson told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"She seems to be in good health again and quickly found
a mate on the water."
The exact location of the release, in West Somerset, is not being
published at the request of Secret World.
Three men, aged 34, 37 and 45, were arrested and bailed in connection
with the shootings as police continue to investigate the shootings.
The swan's release was filmed by local TV crews
The bird quickly found herself a pal on the waters
The swan appears to be in good health again after several weeks
Just swanning around... there's a happy ending for this story