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Serendipity the swan rescued by Secret World wildlife charity

PUBLISHED: 17:30 30 September 2017

The swan has now been nicknamed Serendipity, for its lucky escape from the road.

The swan has now been nicknamed Serendipity, for its lucky escape from the road.

Secret World Wildlife Rescue

An injured swan who was found in the middle of a road has been given a second chance thanks to a Somerset wildlife charity.

The swan was found in the middle of a road at around 7am. The swan was found in the middle of a road at around 7am.

When roads are wet they can look live rivers to swans flying above them, and a swan was found in the middle of a road in Glastonbury on September 26.

The swan was taken to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill, where it earned the nickname Serendipity.

Serendipity means events happen by chance but in a beneficial way, and this swan was found shortly after the morning’s mist had cleared.

Animal carer Josie Nott said: “It was lucky she hadn’t wandered off and we could bring her in for treatment.”

The swan was severely dehydrated and was given water. She also had superficial scuffs on her legs and feet, and a lump on the side of her head which could have been caused by a car hitting her or it could be a growth.

She is now being cared for at Secret World and should be released back into the wild.

Do you know what to do if you see an injured swan?

Josie said anyone who sees an injured swan should not attempt to pick it up, but should stay with it and call the centre on 01278 783250.

MORE: Somerset wildlife charity receives donation from IKEA to help save swans.

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