State trooper rescues 2 swans in one week
"Since swans need about 30 yards to take flight, and being a bit stunned, he was unable to get airborne with all of the traffic," Weston Police wrote on their Facebook page.
WESTON, Mass. (WLNE) – One Massachusetts State trooper found himself rescuing two swans on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Massachusetts State Police said on February 22, two troopers rescued a swan that was walking on the westbound side of the busy Massachusetts Turnpike.
The troopers were able to corral and protect the swan until Weston Animal Control arrived. The Animal Control Officer told State Police that the young swan must have miscalculated his landing and ended up on the highway, instead of in the river below it.
“Since swans need about 30 yards to take flight, and being a bit stunned, he was unable to get airborne with all of the traffic,” Weston Police wrote on their Facebook page.
The swan was released into the Charles River where he was reunited with his flock.
Massachusetts State Police said the trooper has been nicknamed the Swan Whisperer, after he saved a second swan this past Sunday.
The trooper saw another swan on the westbound side of the Massachusetts Pike in Newton.
The trooper and a few good Samaritans stopped to herd the swan out of the travel lanes and kept the bird safe until Weston Animal Control was able to assist again.
The second swan was released safely into a river.