Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay – A Neat Little Rescue.

Thursday, 22nd. September; two calls from the bay regarding cygnet with plastic water bottle top stuck over its bill. By the time we arrived, a barrage authority boat was waiting for us. A gentle approach run by boat, followed by the usual supply of bait – bread – and the usual brutal finish with the swan hook, and the victim was caught. Within seconds the litter had been removed, and he was back with his family. 30 minutes later, the RSPCA appeared, in all their glory, only to be told, the job had already been completed …!

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2 Responses to Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay – A Neat Little Rescue.

  1. Paul Riddiford says:

    Hi we have a lone swan that lives around the roath basin inlets. In last few days he appears to have damaged a leg and is tucking the legover the wing. He is now swimming to one side. He is a favourite with residents. Any idea how best to get the obvious damage assessed? Cheers Paul

  2. Peter says:

    I believe we spoke about this a little while ago, but if I’m mistaken, please get back to me. Cheers.

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