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Swan Hugs The Man Who Rescued It By Wrapping Her Neck Around Him
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Animals, People6 years ago

Swan Hugs The Man Who Rescued It By Wrapping Her Neck Around Him

Swans are not particularly affectionate or approachable animals. They’re territorial and can be quite intimidating. Which is why the moment when an injured swan hugged Richard Wiese, the host of the television show “Born to Explore” is so touching.

A few years back, Wiese was visiting the U.K.’s Abbotsbury Swannery when he ran into the swan who had been injured after flying into a chain-link fence. Wiese helped to examine the swan by holding her.

“When I put it next to me I could feel its heart beating and it just relaxed its neck and wrapped it around mine,” Wiese told ABC News. “It’s a wonderful moment when an animal totally trusts you.”

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“I pulled it to my chest and somehow it felt comfortable or safe”

“I could feel its heart beating and it just relaxed its neck and wrapped it around mine”

Wiese helped to examine the injured swan by holding her

“It’s a really terrific feeling when you feel that bond and mutual trust with this non-verbally communicating animal…”

“…when the animal realizes you intend it no harm”

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Meridian
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6 years ago

SHE seems like a particularly sweet swan. Good on HER for remembering and doing so well! Great pics!

Ayran Mit Laktoseintoleranz
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6 years ago

how come you know it's a female? or do you call all swans 'she' just like boats.or tiny little stones (it's a serous question btw)

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Arty
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6 years ago

Anthropocentrism...anthropocentrism everywhere!

It's Caturday
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5 years ago

Seriously. I'm done with the animal section of BP, it's driving me crazy.

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JenniferP
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6 years ago

Makes me think of the album cover of Björks Vespertine

NatalieBlenkhorn
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6 years ago

I don't know the album, but she did turn up to an award ceremony in a swan dress. I loved it!

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Meridian
Community Member
6 years ago

SHE seems like a particularly sweet swan. Good on HER for remembering and doing so well! Great pics!

Ayran Mit Laktoseintoleranz
Community Member
6 years ago

how come you know it's a female? or do you call all swans 'she' just like boats.or tiny little stones (it's a serous question btw)

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Arty
Community Member
6 years ago

Anthropocentrism...anthropocentrism everywhere!

It's Caturday
Community Member
5 years ago

Seriously. I'm done with the animal section of BP, it's driving me crazy.

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JenniferP
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6 years ago

Makes me think of the album cover of Björks Vespertine

NatalieBlenkhorn
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't know the album, but she did turn up to an award ceremony in a swan dress. I loved it!

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