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Unintended Consequences

10th September 2020 – Weybridge

Warning possibly upsetting images

A rower from a local rowing club found the body of a swan while he was out and brought it to the Sanctuary. It would seem the swan had been involved in a fight with the resident pair of swans and had been drowned for straying onto their territory. Fights to the death are rare in swans as the stronger swan will usually drive off the weaker. In this case the dead swan could not escape as his legs were tightly bound together by discarded fishing line making it impossible for it to get away.

Fishing line wrapped around the legs

Fishing line wrapped around the legs



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