Morning trains delayed by swan on the tracks in England

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Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Some morning commuters in England were delayed for about an hour when a swan was spotted on the train tracks.

Passengers on Network Rail's Wessex route said they were delayed for about an hour Monday morning and were told the cause was a swan spotted on the tracks in Staines, Surrey, at about 8 a.m.


The Wessex route posted a photo to Twitter showing an employee carrying the swan after it was safely captured and put in a bag for restraint.

"If you swan around on the railway, you get The Bag," the tweet said.

Network Rail said the swan was taken to a sanctuary.

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