Bruce the black swan rescued from discarded fishing line

Bruce the black swan became entangled in fishing line on Hollow Pond last month.

“After tempting him over with sweetcorn, I managed to catch him. The discarded line was wrapped around his left wing, which I managed to untangle. I then examined down the length of his neck to feel for an internal fishing hook. Thankfully, there was no hook, so I slowly pulled the line out from down his throat, checked him over and released him,” said Louisa Green, a volunteer rescuer from The Swan Sanctuary. Visit