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Gardaí rescue swans confused by Storm Imogen
The wet weather confused the swans making them land on wet roads instead of rivers.

THE WET AND windy weather caused by Storm Imogen has been playing havoc with swans, according to the gardaí.

Due to the wet weather, swans are becoming confused and landing on wet roads thinking they are rivers.

Gardaí in Kilmainham responded to calls this week that a swan was seen to be “disorientated” in the Naas Road/Inchicore area.

The swan was captured and released safely back to the Grand Canal, “without much of a flap”, tweeted the gardaí. 

Another swan was also rescued in the Wood Quay area of Dublin and was also returned safely to the Grand Canal.

In the typical tongue-in-cheek style of the force’s Twitter account, the gardaí warned swans to stay safe.

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