Man removes plastic ring from swan's body

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At first glance, it's hard to know what this man had planned for this swan - but it turns out he was being a very kind citizen indeed.

Stefan Broeckling was feeding the swans in Duesseldorf, Germany, when he noticed that one swan was caught in a plastic ring.

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Seeing the danger signs, Stefan bravely caught the swan and set it free from the plastic ring, before returning the swan safely to the water.

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