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Leo the swan released to the pond

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A much cleaner Leo the swan was returned to his pond in the Lake Park subdivision in Albany Wednesday.

Leo had to be cleaned up after he was found covered in tar and oil last week. The tar and oil washed from a nearby construction project into the pond.

A crew of animal lovers and bird specialists took him to the riverquarium for a cleaning, washing him with gallons of soap and canola oil.

Leo's owner Joe Carter says Leo has not eaten yet and seems to be having some trouble walking.

"Hopefully Leo will make it, he is still a little under the weather he can't walk real good but he seemed happy to be back in his environment," said Joe Carter.

Carter says the folks at Flint Riverquarium did a great job cleaning up Leo the swan and rehabilitated him at no cost and is deserving of a special thank-you.

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