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Swan has emotional reunion with family in Beale Park, after recovering from being shot

Cob nursed back to health

Geraldine Gardner

Geraldine Gardner


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Swan's emotional reunion with his family in Beale Park after recovering from being shot

SWAN Support has released a cob back to his family at Beale Park, after he had recovered from being shot in the neck.

It is yet another incident of a swan being shot, with three swans having been injured in West Berkshire this year, the first attack took place in April in West Mills, Newbury, and the second just eleven days later in Lower Way, Thatcham.

The third incident was in July when an injured swan was found at the Kennet and Avon Canal next to Victoria Park.

Beale Park released a video of the moment the swan returned to the lake, tweeting 'Yesterday we were able to reunite our male Swan back with his family. He had been shot and was cared for by @swan_support  .

Swan Support said: 'Sadly we were called to another #swan that had been #shot, we decided to wait for him to recover before posting so we could publish his release back to his family at the same time. Although a sad post at least we have a happy ending.' You can view the video below

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  • NewburyLad

    06/08/2020 - 12:25

    Heartwarming to see a happy outcome.