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Nasty attack in Kingston

Barge Walk, Kingston – 19th September 2019

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We were called out after reports were received of a swan covered in blood on the towpath not far from Kingston Bridge.

Our rescuers found the swan which was easy to spot following what appears to be an attack from a mink. The wounds were not begin enough to be from the bite of a fox, which usually goes for the neck. The smaller bites are likely to be from a mink, although small there are particularly vicious as will attack animals much larger than they are.

The swan on the slipway

The swan on the slipway

After repair work

After repair work