A presenter of a very popular nature show in the UK -“Born to Explore” one day visited a colony of swans, the Abbotsbury Swannery. Richard saw a bird that was injured, because it had been entangled in a piece of fence and couldn’t get out.
Without hesitation the man helped the swan. When treated by vets, he still held and soothed it. The bird decided to show thanks and wrapped its neck around his. It looked as if he wanted to hug him and say thank you for everything he did for it.
When I held it, I felt its heart beating. It just relaxed and wrapped itself around my neck. It’s a wonderful moment when you can see that an animal trusts you completely.