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Bob Schauer and Dick Arones walk gingerly on thin ice to herd an injured trumpeter swan to a cage. (Submitted photo)

Injured cygnet gets new life thanks to the Marines

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There's a military adage that when the going gets rough, you send in the Marines to do the heavy lifting.

An injured trumpeter swan unable to make the winter migration from Lake Hattie, northwest of Pine River, owes his new life to those brave men. For purposes of this story, we've dubbed him Jarhead.


The male cynget was shot by a hunter last fall and began to deteriorate. He was unable to leave the lake.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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