Search

Swans rescued after stopping traffic on A140

PUBLISHED: 12:52 18 October 2019

Two young swans were rescued from the A140 by wildlife experts and passing motorists. Picture: Earsham Wetland Centre

Two young swans were rescued from the A140 by wildlife experts and passing motorists. Picture: Earsham Wetland Centre

Earsham Wetland Centre

Two swans that confused the A140 for a river were successfully relocated to a nature reserve after a rescue mission involving passing motorists and wildlife experts.

The two cygnets rescued from the A140 after being released at Dickleburgh Moor wetland reserve. Picture: Earsham Wetland CentreThe two cygnets rescued from the A140 after being released at Dickleburgh Moor wetland reserve. Picture: Earsham Wetland Centre

You may also want to watch:

Traffic on the Scole bypass had to be stopped as police and the RSPCA tried to catch the two cygnets after they landed on the carriageway on Thursday, October 17. Earsham Wetland Centre was also called by members of the public to help.

Trustee Ben Potterton said: "At this time of year swan families seem to move and wet roads look like rivers so young swans crash down everywhere. Two had come down by the Scole roundabout and the police had cordoned an area off with the RSPCA. However they flew off and did a big circle and landed on the south bound carriageway. So with the help of motorists we stopped the traffic and managed to catch them in about 10 minutes."

The swans were taken to Dickleburgh Moor wetland reserve and released on open water with several other cygnets.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Diss Mercury