Are the Queen’s swans disappearing?

July 28, 2016

According to The Telegraph:

Swans are under myriad threats in this country. The cygnet total last year fell from 120 in 2014 to just 83.

“Careless dog owners let their animals roam near nests, then there’s fishing tackle which they eat, mink attacks and even shootings,” says Chris Spencer, 50, an Upper with the Vintner company.

…this year’s figure is grave: 72 cygnet, 11 down on last year.

“…we found a lot of cygnets in ones and twos this year, which suggests mink could have been around, snatching them. They’re becoming a real problem.”

To read the entire article in The Telegraph, please click here.

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