Free as birds af­ter a frosty morn­ing

Bray People - - News -

ARK­LOW Town Coun­cil staff came to the swift res­cue of a num­ber of un­for­tu­nate birds on Mon­day morn­ing which had got trapped in the frozen Boat­ing Lake.

A call was re­ceived in the early hours re­port­ing the crea­tures which had be­come stuck in the solid mass of ice as it froze over fol­low­ing the most se­vere cold snap to hit Ark­low in years.

The em­ploy­ees quickly at­tended the scene where they pro­ceeded to free the swans, ducks and geese with ham­mers.

Due to the icy con­di­tions it wasn’t long be­fore the lake froze again prompt­ing a call to Wildlife rangers to re­move the at-risk birds un­til the frost cleared.

Coun­cil work­ers free swans, geese and ducks from the frozen pond wa­ters af­ter they got stuck in the town’s frozen boat­ing lake.

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