Injured Swan Captured Along Navesink [Video]
The injured swan was transported to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls for observation.
As Red Bank Middle School students were preparing to take canoes out on the Navesink River as part of their River Rangers activity, an injured swan was spotted hobbling along the entrance path to Maple Cove at the base of Maple Avenue.
Fair Haven resident and friend to the environment, Cindy Burnham, was on hand to help coordinate the swan rescue efforts. Animal control was called and shortly after arrival, with the help of Burnham and a fellow animal activist, the swan was corralled and captured.
According to Red Bank Animal Control Officer Henry Perez, the swan will be transported to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls. The swan will be treated there and, if healthy enough, transported to a bird rehabilitation center.
The extent of the swan's injuries was not immediately known. Perez said he believed the bird's injuries to be internal in nature.