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Firefighters rescue swan stuck up tree in Norfolk

Firefighters rescue the swan from the tree. Credit: Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service.

Firefighters have rescued a swan after it became trapped up a tree in Norfolk.

The RSPCA were called to the distressed animal, which was stuck 20 feet up in the air, in Cranwich near Thetford at the weekend.

The swan was trapped by its wing and leg which had caught on a branch.

A fire crew from Methwold brought the swan down safely before it was taken to an RSPCA rescue centre.

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Police appeal after flying swan shot dead at Nature Reserve

Police are appealing for witnesses after a swan was shot dead in Hertfordshire, probably while it was in flight.

The swan was found in the Rye Meads Nature Reserve in Stanstead Abbotts on Tuesday 30th October.

“We are urging anyone who was in the vicinity of the nature reserve on or around October 30 to think back and recall whether there was anyone acting suspiciously in the area. The person who has killed this bird has committed an offence contrary to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which is legislation that protects wild birds like swans. "

– Sergeant Jamie Bartlett, from the Rural Operational Support Team

“This poor swan has died as a result of this unnecessary attack and we are working with the police to find the person responsible for this sad incident."

– RSPCA Inspector Rachel Smith


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