Swan Cygnet in Fishing Line Disaster

Updated 1 year ago
Rescue - 15th August, 2022
Release - 18th August, 2022


Sadly, more than 98% of our cases are directly or indirectly caused by the actions of Man, and this young mute swan’s is no exception...

Rescued from a pond in Dorking, the bird was found with a strange lump in its throat that our vet team found to be a mixture of food and fishing line.


Luckily, the blockage was soon removed and, after a brief period of monitoring to ensure all was well, the youngster was successfully released into a juvenile colony.


Whilst this cygnet was one of the lucky ones, litter causes huge issues for wild animals around the world. Please, take it home with you!

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