Burnham-On-Sea wildlife carers rescue injured baby swan
wildlife carers from Secret World Wildlife Rescue have rescued a
baby swan that was attacked by a seagull.
cygnet, one of a brood of five, was still with its parents on the
Dunwear Ponds near Bridgwater when the gull attacked it and left
it with a nasty head wound.
a local resident alerted the animal charity after witnessing the
ordeal while out walking her dog.
carer Dan Bryant, who attended the call, managed to calmly capture
the injured bird, treat it and clean its head wound before giving
it some rehydration fluid through a tube.
two days rest, the cygnet has been given a clean bill of health
and has been released back into the wild with its family.
Bryant commented: "Thankfully, this animal made a full recovery.
After we released it, the whole family sailed off across the lake
together as one unit again, which was nice to see."
lady who alerted us to this incident regularly bumps into the family
and says they are doing well."