rescued by wildlife carers after landing on metal fence spikes
swan was rescued by wildlife carers in Highbridge this week after
injuring itself when it landed on the metal spikes of a security
Huntspill's Secret World was called to help the bird - the charity's
first casualty of 2012 - when it struck the fence and needed emergency
bird misjudged its descent and tore its breast on the security
spikes of a fence as it came into land in a yard in Highbridge,"
a spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
he was noticed by an animal lover who, realising that he had not
moved from the spot where he had landed, raised the alarm."
swan - which has been named Spike - required several stitches
to his injuries and is now making a good recovery at the East
Huntspill charity. The
bird is expected to be released back into the wild over the next