THE RSPCA has assisted in the rescue of two birds that became trapped in a Swansea chimney.

Pontlliw rescue 2The two jackdaws became stuck in the chimney of a Swansea Road property in Pontlliw and were unable to escape.

Following a call to the RSPCA, animal welfare officer (AWO) Andrew Harris attended the home this morning [Tuesday] and called Mid and West Fire and Rescue Service who sent firefighters from Pontarddulais fire station to assist with the rescue.

AWO Andrew Harris said: “The two jackdaws had been trapped in the chimney overnight.

“Apparently there were several others in there – the owners managed to free a couple but two remained trapped.

“Firefighters from Pontarddulais fire station attended and they used chimney sweep rods to coax the birds out which flew off no worse for their ordeal.”

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