Swan rescued from icy Toronto Harbour waters
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 3:00 PM -
Frigid temperatures have had an impact on just about everyone across the country, including wildlife.
About a month ago, we brought you a disturbing story about a swan with its bill completely encased in ice in Port Dalhousie, Ontario.
Temperatures since then have -- for the most part -- remained the same, thus prompting a similar situation in Toronto on Tuesday.
According to CTV News Toronto, a swan that was trapped in ice in the Toronto Harbour was rescued after crew members on board a Toronto fire boat spotted the distressed bird.
The bird was found flapping its wings in a hopeless effort to escape, but was having no such luck.
As you can see in the video above, rescuers used a net during the rescue as a safety shield against a bird that is known to get aggressive when trying to protect itself.
"Before we got down there, he was flapping around already. We were a little concerned and some of the guys were warning us about it to begin with," said one rescuer to CTV Toronto.
After dumping a bucket of hot water around the area, rescuers were eventually able to free the bird and send it on its way.Source: CTV News Toronto