Watch: Why Noel Fitzpatrick has earned his title of Supervet as he saves a Dublin swan

It seems like the Supervet, Noel Fitzpatrick never leaves any animal in need behind.

When he was in Ireland's capital yesterday, he spotted a swan in a spot of bother.

In a taxi on his way to an Interview, the Channel 4 vet hopped out of the vehicle to come to the animal's aid.


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The swan was in a dangerous situation as it was in the middle of a busy road.

The vet was on his way to promote his new book on Ray D'Arcy's RTÉ Radio One programme when the swan landed in front of the taxi he was travelling in.

He recalled the incident to Ray and said that trucks and a motorbike had to swerve out of the way of the bird.


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Noel didn't think twice about getting out of the taxi and chasing down the swan to get it out of danger.

The video shows the vet's jacket wrapped securely around the swan so he could carry it safely to the canal to be released.

Explaining the incident on Instagram, he said: "On route to the next interview in Dublin this afternoon and we came across this poor confused fella who was stuck in the middle of the main road with cars all around." 


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"Having experienced many Swan rescues down the years I knew I could help... So I jumped out the cab, stopped the traffic and gently coaxed the swan out of harms way into a nearby garden," he added.

"Using my jacket I wrapped him up and held his body and neck securely as I carried him back home towards the canal. Happy and safe at home."

Another job, well done by the Supervet.



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