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A whooping great rescue of Icelandic visitor on M2

You just never know what a day will bring as an officer with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

A special seasonal visitor from Iceland was in need of assistance and thankfully a friendly local picked up the phone to call for help.

A police spokesperson commented:

“You never know what your next call is going to be.

“Roads Policing Officers from Steeple rescued an injured Whooper Swan (a seasonal visitor from Iceland).

“The swan was reported on the M2 Foreshore Belfast. It was conveyed to a nearby vet for treatment and will be transferred to a local animal sanctuary to recover in due course.

“We would like to thank the public for their assistance and patience during this rescue.”

A winter visitor to these shores, the whooper swan makes the long sea-crossing from Iceland in family parties from October onwards.

Large flocks can often be seen feeding in fields and their trumpeting calls heard from some distance, provide an evocative sound of winter.

“Nice S’wan” PSNI!


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