Sound the trumpet

Swan saved from brink of death
Aaron Krause
May 31, 2014


Wildlife rescuer and educator Maribeth Taylor believes it flew down in February from Canada to escape the unusually harsh winter.

It ended up frozen and near death on a country road in North Fairfield.

"It was so cold and frozen it was dying. Even the eyes were iced over," Taylor said. "It was a sad, sad situation. He wouldn't have made it through the night."

It was suffering from pneumonia.

Fast forward three months, and this Trumpeter Swan -- the largest of all native American wildlife, according to the U.S. National Park Service -- is likely enjoying the water at Veterans Memorial Lake Park in Norwalk.

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...great story - good for you Ms. Taylor...

swiss family

we are very fortunate to have the wonderful people like Maribeth, and the few other "humane" and rescue services around here to rehabilitate these living creatures. In so many other areas , they think a bullet is the easiest way to solve these "problems", but, seeing the beauty and grace as this swan swims away healthy, or watching a falcon, or hawk, or any other creature , return to their lives healthy, is an amazing feeling... God Bless you Maribeth and everyone else out there for your patience, kindness, and Love.. on behalf of all of the loving creatures whose lives you have saved..I had the pleasure of knowing Rosella Ward, and I am sure she is smiling down on you and cheering you on, in heaven , surrounded by all of the critters that she saved as well..