Healing swan is to stay in lake

A swan that has a fishing hook stuck in it's neck at Stanley Park lake.
A swan that has a fishing hook stuck in it's neck at Stanley Park lake.
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AN injured swan at Blackpool’s Stanley Park has been inspected by RSPCA officers, and has been deemed fit to stay in the park’s lake.

As reported this week in The Gazette, the swan, which had a fishing hook attached to its neck, had evaded previous rescue attempts by the RSPCA and the fire service. But four RSPCA inspectors visited the park again on Wednesday with a power boat and decided to leave her to recover alone.

The swan is being watched over by animal lover, Joanna Nickson, from Layton.

She said: “The fish hook has disappeared from her neck. She still has a hole where it was, but we’re hopeful she will be alright. At the moment things are good.”

An RSPCA spokesman said: “The swan is bright and active and the wound appears to be healing well so the park ranger and a member of the public have agreed to monitor it and contact us should it not continue to improve.

“Anglers should always do the responsible thing and take their fishing litter home with them. This swan’s plight is a prime example of what happens, and worse, when they don’t.”

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