Young swan trapped between two locks on Shropshire Canal

Tuesday 28 August 2013

A young swan has been reunited with his family after getting trapped between two locks on a section of the Shropshire canal in Powys.

The cygnet was unable to fly had become separated from the other swans and had ended up alone on the canal at Arddleen

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The cygnet was trapped on the Shropshire Canal

RSPCA officer Claire Davies managed to catch the cygnet in a net. After making sure he wasn’t injured, the cygnet was placed in a specially designed swan bag and then put in a carrier while a search was launched for the rest of his family.

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He was kept safe until his family could be found

Eventually two adult swans and a number of other cygnets were located further along the canal and the cygnet was released and quickly swam to be with his family.

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RSPCA Officer Claire Davies with the cygnet


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The cygnet is reunited with the rest of his family