Video: Escaped swan causes havoc in Leeds suburb

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A large swan caused chaos when it went on the run in Leeds.

The huge bird left the lake in Gledhow Valley Woods, just over a mile away, after water levels fell too low to be able to support it.

From: Richard Hebblewhite <r.hebblewhite43@gmail.com>
Date: 4 October 2016 at 10:40
Subject: Picture of a swan
To: newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk


Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached a picture of a reflective swan, taken at Shibden  Park.

Regards,
Richard Hebblewhite

From: Richard Hebblewhite <r.hebblewhite43@gmail.com> Date: 4 October 2016 at 10:40 Subject: Picture of a swan To: newsdesk@halifaxcourier.co.uk Dear Sir/Madam, Please find attached a picture of a reflective swan, taken at Shibden Park. Regards, Richard Hebblewhite

It was seen on Spencer Place, the main thoroughfare which links Chapeltown and Harehills, on Monday afternoon.

Police and the RSPCA were called to re-capture the swan using a large net, and it was later released into the lake at Roundhay Park.

The Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods confirmed that a family of swans had evacuated the beauty spot in search of a larger body of water.

The female’s mate was seen at Oakwood Clock on the same day and volunteers now hope they will be reunited on Roundhay’s lake.

Arrangements are also being made to transport the breeding pair’s remaining cygnet to Roundhay.

Amraiz and Ahsanul Islam filmed the swan being caught by an RSPCA officer.

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