ANOTHER swan has been rescued after getting its beak caught on a barbed hook.
Swan warden Derek Davey, who oversees Radipole
Lake, has spoken out after saving a second swan in a
matter of weeks.
Mr Davey said he fears this is something that would happen more and more.
Discussing the latest incident, he said: “I got a call on Sunday from the RSPB of a swan in distress.
“It had a hook and a line through its mouth.
“We managed to catch it. Upon examination it had a barbed hook stuck in the roof of its mouth quite deep.
“The float which was two inches from the hook prevented the swan from feeding.”
With assistance from Weymouth Wildlife Rescue, Mr Davey said the hook was removed before the swan was set free again.
He said: “I’ve noticed an increase in the use of the barbed hooks on
. Barbed hooks are
“I had a swan last week with a barbed hook in the neck.
“The only way to get it out is to put it through the flesh, cut the barb and pull it out.”
Mr Davey suggested the swan may confuse the plastic floats attached to hooks with food.