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Milford town employees rescue swan from waste water treatment plant

(JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

(JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

MILFORD — A swan that landed in the wrong place was rescued by hard-working town employees after it came dangerously close to a unfortunate end.

On Wednesday, workers at a wastewater treatment plant in Milford found a swan in one of the aeration tanks. They tried to get the bird to fly off, but it stayed in the tank.

Thursday morning, the swan was still there, but it was dirty and weak. The bird was very close to the grinder which would have likely injured or killed the swan. The employees summoned the fire department and animal control for help.

The firefighters were able to capture the swan in a net and bring it to safety. They hosed off the swan and wrapped it in a blanket so animal control could take it to Wildlife and Crises in Weston where it is recovering.

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