A swan in distress didn't quite realize these guys had come to help, not attack. Wildlife Aid Foundation got a recent call to got to the Chelsea Football Club training ground at Stoke D'Abernon in the United Kingdom, to rescue a swan that was in severe trouble. Somehow it had managed to get a stick caught in the ring attached to its leg. We best this is one of the more amuzing rescues the WAF have handled:
This swan was either pretty tired or realized in the end that these gentlemen were just trying to help her out. Swans can get pretty hiss, though, so to see the reaction of the swan at the end of the video is quite touching.
Photograph courtesy of 松岡明芳
A swan can be pretty aggressive in general, nevertheless. DOn't get any great ideas about approaching one, if you see one at the park. This photographer in Hokkaido, Japan, got a nasty surprise when he tried to get a closeup
The Wildlife Aid Foundation has been saving wildlife in the UK for over 30 years. It's been the heart of the television series “Wildlife SOS” for over 15 years on Animal Planet. All wild animals that come into care at the WAF are treated and rehabilitated completely free of charge. The WAF's aim is to return every animal that is capable of surviving back to its natural environment.