Swan rescued by Secret World Wildlife Trust

PUBLISHED: 18:40 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:40 11 January 2018

Thomas the swan with Graeme Thompson. Picture: SWWR

Thomas the swan with Graeme Thompson. Picture: SWWR


A young swan, which was hit by a train, has now had a second chance at life thanks to an animal rescue charity.

Thomas the swan was rescued from a railway line in Somerset and brought to Secret World Wildlife Rescue in East Huntspill.

Volunteer response driver Graeme Thompson was called to the accident on January 2 where he found Thomas sitting on a grass verge.

The charity’s vets found Thomas had a bruise to his carpel joint and were able to treat the wound.

Head of animal care services, Laura Benfield, said: “Thanks to Graeme this story has a happy ending and Thomas is doing well.

“He is resting at our centre and as soon as he is strong enough he will be released.

“Graeme has had training in rescuing swans and was well prepared to attend this emergency call.”

In 2017, Secret World treated 72 swans including Solo the cygnet who lost his family in an accident.

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