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08.21 18 Dec 2017


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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.

Image via @DubFireBrigade on Twitter

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.

Image via @DubFireBrigade on Twitter

The bird is being assessed and looked after by the Kildare Animal Foundation.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Watch from Phibsboro were called to a Swan in distress at Binn&#39;s Bridge this evening. The swan became trapped in a lock and <a href="https://twitter.com/KildareAnimals?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KildareAnimals</a> requested our assisstance. Swans need 100mtrs to take off. The swan is being assessed and looked after by Aideen from <a href="https://twitter.com/KildareAnimals?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@KildareAnimals</a> <a href="https://t.co/TDZ3aP3FxG">pic.twitter.com/TDZ3aP3FxG</a></p>&mdash; Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) <a href="https://twitter.com/DubFireBrigade/status/942496949391056903?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 17, 2017</a></blockquote>
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