A swan hurt by discarded fishing line had to be rescued by a lifeboat crew so its injuries could be treated.
The crew had to chase the bird around the lake
The distressed bird, which is thought to have swallowed several inches of the wire, was spotted by passers-by at the Apex Leisure Park in Highbridge.
Workers at the Somerset town's Secret World wildlife centre called in the Burnham-on-Sea Area Rescue Boat team.
After a brief chase around the lake, the stricken swan was caught. It will be cared for by staff at the sanctuary.
Alan Miller, chairman of the rescue boat team, said: "If we don't go to the aid of animals, there's a risk that people may enter the water to try and carry out the rescue themselves, which can quickly turn into a tragedy.
"Providing we're not jeopardising the rescue of a person elsewhere, we'll always help."
Secret World's head of animal care Ellie West added: "Without the rescue boat it would have been very difficult and time consuming to capture."