Monday, 25 July 2016

Cygnet Rescue

Following previous post, a few pics showing the rescue operation on the riverside. 

Joe Telfer Founder of the River Nairn Swans and Waterfowl Trust, assisted by Inspector Anne Shewan of the Scottish SPCA as they examine the injured Cygnet.

After removing a double fly hook from the left side, we attempted to trace the nylon line into the throat. It was obvious there was a hook on the other end, and veterinary surgery would be required.

Penny the Mother was protective and concerned, but Inspector Anne kept her at a distance to avoid her using her wings and injuring her new feather growth. We decided to bag the cygnet and take her to Moray Coast far so good !  Photos kindly supplied by Morag Paterson the Trust Secretary. 

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