Swanning around Reading

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A swan recently thought it would hitch a lift on a Reading Buses single-decker, in what the company said was probably its first incident of the kind. When the swan landed on the roof of the bus in Reading, normal emergency services were unable to assist, so Swan Lifeline was called to help encourage the animal down.

Reading Buses Marketing Manager Jake Osman said: “This is definitely a first for me and, as far as we can tell, anyone else in Reading. We have seen seagulls and pigeons sitting on the tops of buses and we’ve even seen them riding for a few metres before flying off when the bus started moving more quickly. However, we obviously did not move the bus whilst the swan was on board.”


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