Swans, one of the most gracious and elegant birds, recently began a nesting season. These long-necked birds mate in winter and began laying their eggs at the end of April, which are then incubated for 32 to 45 days. While the female is tending the eggs, the male swan is responsible to keep an eye on intruders and predators. However, there are some predators that swans are often unable to defend themselves from–humans. Recently, the sad news came from a swan rehabilitation center, Swan Support, which rescues injured and ill swans within the Thames Valley of South East England. The organization had witnessed an increase of cruel attacks on swans in different areas of West Berkshire during the lockdown.

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Last month Swan Support rescue shared the terrible news that a swan was shot while nesting in Berkshire, England

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Recently, the police started an investigation when 5 swans were shot with an air rifle. One of them was shot in the head while tending to her unhatched eggs.

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After the injured swan was spotted, her eggs were taken to the Swan Support center.

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The vets had to remove an 8mm ball fired from an air weapon.

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Luckily, the swan has survived the disgusting attack and has recently made a full recovery. One of the other 5 swans has passed away.

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Recently Swan Support posted a wholesome video showing the swan being reunited with her lifelong mate after making a full recovery.

Recently, the rescue organization shared a video of the swan getting reunited with her mate after she fully recovered

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