The bird became trapped in a lock on Sunday night
A Dublin Fire Brigade unit got a call of a different kind on Sunday night.
The team from Phibsboro were called to help a swan at around 9.00pm.
The bird was at Binn's Bridge in distress.
The fire brigade say the swan became trapped in a lock and the Kildare Animal Foundation had requested their assistance.
It is believed the swan got into difficulty after not having enough space to take off.
The bird is being assessed and looked after by the Kildare Animal Foundation.
A Watch from Phibsboro were called to a Swan in distress at Binn's Bridge this evening. The swan became trapped in a lock and @KildareAnimals requested our assisstance. Swans need 100mtrs to take off. The swan is being assessed and looked after by Aideen from @KildareAnimals pic.twitter.com/TDZ3aP3FxG— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) December 17, 2017