Specialist firefighters were called to rescue a duck for the RSPCA in Westbury this morning.
The charity asked Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to provide urgent assistance after animal inspectors were unable to reach the bird.
It is said the RSPCA was called about the duck in the water off Slag Lane last night but were unable to attend until today.
Wiltshire 999s‘ readers reported seeing a convoy of fire service vehicles, including a water rescue unit and Land Rover, headed to the scene at around 10am.
A spokesperson for the fire service said: “A water rescue wading team from Trowbridge responded to the lake at Slag Lane in Westbury, following a request from the RSPCA.
“A mallard duck was seen struggling to stay afloat after its feet became tangled in fishing wire.
“The firefighters are specially trained to enter water and work safely. The duck was rescued from the lake and handed to the RSPCA inspector.”
According to reports, the duck was put to sleep then by the RSPCA, due to damage he suffered to his legs and wing.