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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