Reunited! Swan with fishhook in its tongue is back with its mate at Ranworth Broad

A swan found with a fishing hook through its tongue is reunited with its mate on Ranworth Broad. Pic

A swan found with a fishing hook through its tongue is reunited with its mate on Ranworth Broad. Picture: RSPCA - Credit: Archant

A swan that was found with a fishing hook through its tongue is back with its mate on Ranworth Broad after staging a swift recovery.

A swan found with a fishing hook in its tongue at Ranworth. Picture: RSPCA

A swan found with a fishing hook in its tongue at Ranworth. Picture: RSPCA - Credit: Archant

The male swan's mate was waiting when RSPCA staff brought it home after undergoing surgery at RSPCA East Winch.

The swan was found by staff from Norfolk Wildlife Trust at Ranworth Broads nature reserve on the morning of Friday April 28.

RSPCA animal collection officer Amy Crisp rushed out to the nature reserve in search of the injured bird after receiving a call from the team.

ACO Crisp said: 'The swan's injuries weren't obvious from afar so he is lucky that people were very vigilant that day, but once we were up close it was clear he was seriously hurt.

A swan found with a fishing hook in its tongue at Ranworth. Picture: RSPCA

A swan found with a fishing hook in its tongue at Ranworth. Picture: RSPCA - Credit: Archant


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'I could see the blood coming from his mouth, dripping onto his beautiful white feathers. The team from Norfolk Wildlife Trust and I worked together to approach the swan on boats and managed to swiftly confine him.'

? If you spot an animal in distress, call the RSPCA's helpline on 0300 1234 999.

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