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Oil Spill in Reading

8th March 2017 – Kennet & Avon Canal Reading

Our rescue teams made it onto the national news and the national papers with this rescue of 60 oiled swans on the Kennet and Avon canal in the centre of Reading. We had to take to the water in canoes to herd the swans in order to be able to capture them. The swans were brought back to the Sanctuary for a clean up and hopefully they can go back once the oil has been cleaned from the canal.

Herding the swans to capture

Herding the swans to capture


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The Swan Sanctuary