Injured swan reunited with mate

A swan that was shot in the neck with a crossbow in Lynemouth, Northumberland, has been released back into the wild after an operation.

Watch: swan injured by crossbow swims away with mate who waited ten days

Vets and RSPCA officers who released an injured swan back into the wild said it could not have gone any better - because her mate was still waiting for her after ten days and the pair swam away together.

The swan was found with injuries caused by a crossbow last week in Lynemouth, Northumberland. It was rescued and underwent surgery. Vet Sam Prescott said the swan had done "magnificently well".

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Swan shot with crossbow to be released back into the wild

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The swan was spotted by a member of the public on the River Lyne, in Northumberland, last week. Credit: RSPCA

A swan that was shot in the neck with a crossbow is to be released back into the wild.

The bird was spotted by a member of the public on the River Lyne, in Northumberland, last week. It underwent an operation and has been nursed back to health by the RSPCA.

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