A bridge had to be shut to traffic this afternoon while police recovered a dead bird.
The body of a swan was spotted on the Sheppey Crossing at about 2.15pm.
Officers shut the Island-bound carriageway and drivers had to use the old Kingsferry Bridge.
A police spokesman confirmed: "They quickly closed it so the swan could be safely removed."
Swans are among a number of birds that must be reported if their bodies are found. Others include ducks, geese and gulls.