Swans shot for “sport” at Wimblington. RSPCA appeal for information
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Two swans were shot in the head in what is thought to have been a “shooting for sport” air rifle attack at Wimblington.
The RSPCA is appealing for information after the swans were shot. One died but the other had what they believed were superficial injuries and was allowed to fly away.
RSPCA inspector Richard Lythgoe said: “This was a horrible incident which resulted in the death of one bird and a second having a lucky escape.
“It appears to have been done in the interests of so called ‘sport’ but was completely needless and cruel.
“We urge anyone with any information to call us on 0300 1234 999.”
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The RSPCA were called on Saturday February 28 after a member of the public found the birds in a dyke off Horsemoor Road, Wimblington.
Insp Lythgoe added: “One was dead and the other wounded in the head. Luckily, the second swan’s wounds appeared to be superficial and he was otherwise healthy so was allowed to fly happily off into the wild.”
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It is thought they may have been shot with an air rifle on Friday night.