Welwyn Garden City swan fights for its life after pellet attack
PUBLISHED: 14:50 27 November 2015 | UPDATED: 14:50 27 November 2015
A Welwyn Garden City swan is fighting for its life and a cygnet is dead.
Swan Rescue in Hertfordshire was called out to Stanborough Park lakes yesterday.
On arrival, they found the dead cygnet floating in the water.
A badly injured adult swan had made it to the island across from the kiosk on the boating lake.
A pellet, thought to have been catapulted, had gone into the bottom of its neck and its beak had also been smashed.
It is now being cared for at the swan sanctuary.
Members of the public have already taken to social media to vent their anger over what has happened.
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