Passerby steps in to save swans on road
TRAFFIC on a busy road in Bath was brought to a standstill by a family of swans.
The birds held up traffic on Widcombe Hill on Thursday.
Motorists were forced to wait while the swans made their way back into the water, helped by a local police officer and one particularly talented man.
Claire Cohen, who witnessed the swans on their journey, said: “I was on my way into town and noticed the traffic wasn’t moving.
“I rounded the corner expecting to see a goods vehicle manoeuvring and holding everything up but, to my surprise and delight, saw a family of swans walking down the middle of the road!
“They were being accompanied by a man who was expertly guiding them - he seemed to be communicating via hand signals - and a community policeman.
“I couldn’t stay to see them complete their journey but apparently they crossed the main road safely too, with extra help from some local shopkeepers.
“It was such an unusual sight.”