When a mere weir got the better of this swan in Shrewsbury - with pictures and video
They are normally the most graceful creatures on the river. But for this swan it was a fight for survival when it got washed down the weir at Shrewsbury.
The plucky bird had to use all its strength to get out of the churning white water and battle against the powerful current to get back to safety.
Star photographer Jamie Ricketts spotted what was happening and caught the real-life drama on his camera.
Happily, Jamie reported the swan did eventually get to safety and, with its usual grace, carried on as if nothing had happened.
Meanwhile, bystander Stuart Clary captured the swan's struggles on video and posted it on YouTube: