“She bounded towards her mate, and almost instantly the pair formed the shape of a love heart with their long necks.”
Bonnie and Clyde are a couple of swans who live in and around a lake near Crewe, England.
Everyone in the neighborhood knows Bonnie and Clyde, and they’ve become local celebrities.
Everyone knows how much they adore each other, and no matter where one is, the other is never far away.
Visitors to the lake recently noticed Bonnie had a leg injury and decided to contact the RSPCA to see if they could help her.
The rescue dispatched a water rescue team to retrieve Bonnie, but she was less than thrilled at the prospect of leaving Clyde behind.
“This was a tricky rescue because the female swan was quite feisty, so it took four of our water rescue team to bring her to safety using two rescue rafts,” the RSPCA’s Steve Wickham said in a press release.
Bonnie was taken to the RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Center, where they began treating her leg as soon as possible so she could be reunited with Clyde.
Bonnie’s leg will never be completely healed due to an old untreated injury, but her rescuers were able to get her healthy enough to be returned to her lake.
Fortunately, Bonnie is loved and closely watched by her community, so if an issue arises again, someone will notice and ensure she receives the care she requires.
Bonnie was finally returned to her lake, and more importantly, to her love Clyde, about a month after she was taken in.
Everyone was looking forward to seeing the sweet swan couple reunited — and the reunion did not disappoint.
“When she was released, she bounded towards her mate, and almost immediately the pair formed the shape of a love heart with their long necks,” said Lee Stewart, then center manager at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in a press release.
“It was a wonderful moment!”
Bonnie and Clyde were overjoyed to see each other again and couldn’t stop nuzzling.
The pair’s special bond survived their time apart, and hopefully they won’t have to be apart again.
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