swan is released back onto Burnham-On-Sea lake
injured swan that was rescued from a Burnham-On-Sea lake after
swallowing a discarded fishing hook and line has been released
after being given the 'all-clear' by vets and carers.
Volunteers from Secret World Wildlife Rescue and BARB Search &
Rescue teamed up on Good Friday to retrieve the stricken swan
after it was seen struggling on he water at Lakeside holiday park
in Burnham, as we reported here.
World's wildlife expert Graeme Thompson was taken out onto the
lake by BARB's boat crew to retrieve the swan and the bird was
then taken away for treatment.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Sunday: "The fishing line and
attached lead weights were removed by Quantock Vets."
a weeks care at Secret World, the swan has gone back to
her mate on the lake. Reunions like this are always very touching."
are very grateful to BARB for all their help in this rescue."
The swan was released back onto the lake at the weekend, where
she was reuinited with her mate