Swans hurt in power cables crash

The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre is currently caring for two swans who flew into overhead power cables on Tuesday.The pair have no obvious injuries but were very shaken and subdued when a local rescuer from Waterbird Rescue collected them from the railway line near Scott Road in Norwich.

The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre is currently caring for two swans who flew into overhead power cables on Tuesday.

The pair have no obvious injuries but were very shaken and subdued when a local rescuer from Waterbird Rescue collected them from the railway line near Scott Road in Norwich.

The power lines had to be temporarily switched off to rescue the birds.

The swans have been x-rayed and examined by vets.

Although they have no burn marks, they are still being checked twice a day as the marks can appear several days following an electrocution.

Wildlife centre manager Alison Charles said: "These were very lucky swans as they don't appear to be injured. We'll keep them for at least a week and continue monitoring them as they are still quite wobbly.

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When they are well enough they will be released in a safe area of Norwich.

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