FENLAND: Thanks to EDF Energy for their prompt action in dealing with overhead power line

THE RSPCA would like to thank EDF Energy for their prompt action concerning an overhead power line which was found to be hazardous to local wildlife. RSPCA officers collected two injured swans from beneath the electricity line, at Fodder Fen, March, Camb

THE RSPCA would like to thank EDF Energy for their prompt action concerning an overhead power line which was found to be hazardous to local wildlife.

RSPCA officers collected two injured swans from beneath the electricity line, at Fodder Fen, March, Cambridgeshire, a regular flight path of the birds, on February 10.

Returning to the area the following day, officers found the bodies of a further four swans.

RSPCA animal collection officer, Kathy Hornig contacted the power company responsible for the line to request that some action be taken to prevent any further casualties.

Happily, EDF responded by applying markers to the line later that month.

It is hoped that these markers will make the line much more visible to passing swans, which tend to suffer from poor forward vision, hopefully preventing any further loss of local wildlife.

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JO RADFORD

RSPCA Regional Press Office