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Firefighters rescue Brian the Buzzard

Created on 23/06/2021 @ 09:42
Newtown firefighters were called out to one of their more unusual emergencies - rescuing a Buzzard called Brian.

A crew responded to a call about a Buzzard stuck in a tree at Llanwnog, near Caersws.

On arrival, the crew found the bird hanging from the tree by its wing, approximately two meters from the ground.

Watch Manager Paul Armes, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, said: “When we got to the bird, we could see that it was hanging from the tree by its left wing.

"We then sawed a branch away to better inspect its wing and saw that the buzzard’s wing was entangled with a fishing line and weight.

"Taking extra care not to injure the buzzard, whom we’ve since named Brian, we removed the fishing line and weight from his wing."

Crew Manager Matt Roberts was responsible for nursing Brian all the way to the vets, where he was checked over and will be released back to the wild once he has recovered.

Paul added: "Brian was well behaved throughout and was very pleased once we had released him.”