swan finds a new home for Christmas thanks to rescuers
orphaned swan has been given a new home and new companions after
being rescued from a road near Burnham-On-Sea.
cygnet was brought into Secret World in East Huntspill after the
family of five were hit by a passing lorry.
- as he's been called - was part of a family of five swans that
were landing on the Huntspill River when they were hit by a passing
adult swans were killed outright and one of the cygnets died as
the police tried to load them into their vehicle to get help.
was treated at the Quantock Veterinary Hospital in Bridgwater and
then taken to the wildlife rescue centre where he joined two other
cygnets, which have been named Grace and Drift.
have been released at Chilton Moor Bridge on the River Huntspill this
week, where a wild flock is already in residence.
swans regularly settle on the Somerset Moors over the winter season
to mature and meet other swans.
Benfield at Secret World told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We always
aim to return animals back to where they have come from, but Solo,
being on his own, has gone with his new friends Grace and Drift
to the Somerset Moors."
at Secret World hope that Solo will have a family of his own before
too long but he is definitely no longer alone.