photos: Injured swan rescued at Highbridge's Apex Park
dangers of discarded fishing tackle causing injuries to wildlife
were starkly illustrated last night (Wednesday) when an injured
swan was rescued at Highbridge's Apex Park.
carers from East Huntspill's Secret World were called to the park
at 5.30pm when a walker spotted the bloodied bird struggling on
from Burnham's rescue charity BARB helped the carers reach the
bird using an inshore rescue boat, as pictured.
World's Lynn Armfield and Greg Kelloway, pictured top, then took
the injured bird away for treatment and believed it was likely
that fishing tackle was to blame.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The swan was losing blood rapidly,
so a quick response was really important. We hate to see animals
struggling like this."
injured swan had fishing line hanging from its beak
BARB crew and Secret World's Greg Kelloway reaching the swan