The Nassau County Police Department and wildlife officials lifted a swan out of a storm drain in Merrick, New York, on September 2.
According to local reports, a five-year-old girl discovered the swan near her home after she heard it making “a strange noise.”
This video shows Nassau County Police Emergency Service Units and two licensed New York State Wildlife Rehabilitators lifting the drain covering and hoisting the swan to safety. Seconds before one of the wildlife officials casually tucks the massive bird under his arm, the cameraman says, “Oh! This guy’s a pro!”
A local report from September 3 said the swan was being evaluated, but appeared to be uninjured following the rescue. Credit: Nassau County Police Department via Storyful