Published on Mar 21, 2016
Every year, scores of tourists flock to Dawlish, Devon for a chance to see the town’s most popular residents: Black swans. These special birds are native only to Western Australia. But they are well known in Dawlish after being introduced to this England coastal town over a century ago.
Locals do their best to help keep the unique animals happy and healthy. Which is why it was distressing to discover these baby swans – only a few days old – trapped in a water-filled hole, unable to get out.
The poor babies somehow found their way in through the water’s current, but returning back to their mom turned out to be a challenge. Thankfully, this clever guy was able to figure out a safe way to free them.
Several people stopped to watch as the man fished out the little ones out of the hole using a broom and a bucket! Eventually, all of them were reunited with their mom who kept calling them from the other side of the water.
What a great man! I’m sure the little birds are more than grateful for him. Hopefully they’ve learned to steer clear of those areas!
Watch the amazing rescue below and be sure to SHARE with your friends!
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