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North Lakes swan on the mend

Posted: 9am 03 Nov 2020

A male swan rescued from North Lakes by the RSPCA last month is on the mend in the capable hands of carers from Wildlife Rescue Queensland.

The swan, dubbed `Siegfried’ by his carers in a nod to the ballet Swan Lake, was suffering from an injured foot when he was rescued, leaving behind mother swan Odette and their flock of cygnets.

Social sensation

Siegfried has captured the imaginations of North Lakes residents, who have been following his progress on a community page on Facebook.

Posts about Siegfried have attracted hundreds of reactions and comments seeking information about when he would be returned to his family.

Wildlife Rescue Queensland president Byron Cann is touched by the community interest in Siegfried and says he is doing well.

Home soon

“He still needs to stay in care for a little bit longer,” Byron says.

“But Siegfried will be getting back to Odette very soon.

“He is in his final stages of care with our waterbird specialist in Burpengary.”

Byron says Siegfried is still favouring one leg due to soft tissue damage, which would improve over time, and he is being treated with anti-inflammatory medication.

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