Swan's remaining cygnet shot dead

Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2020

THE only cygnet of a pair of swans on the Grand Union Canal has been shot dead.

Swan and sygnetThe single cygnet out of seven eggs that were laid was discovered shot dead at King's Langley on the Grand Union Canal, Alan Tilbury reports.

Police investigating

The two weeks old bird had been killed by someone with an air rifle, as had other signets and ducks in the canal in the area, with the police actively investigating the many shootings.

A  resident living near the waterway told the local newspaper that killing innocent birds as 'sport', as many do, should be made illegal.