How did decapitated swan meet its fate?

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Walking along the river bank in Spalding this morning, opposite the yacht club, I sadly came across the remains of a dead swan.

The poor thing had been decapitated.

I bumped into another dog walker and he said it was the second swan he had seen this week.

It was exactly the same, decapitated and in roughly the same place.

This swan, apart from being headless, was largely intact. I’m assuming if a fox had killed it then it would have been picked to pieces.

I just wondered whether any other readers had encountered the same recently and whether they had any sort of explanation.

I’m pretty sure that foxes are not known to go for creatures of this size.

We have a lovely, diverse bird population in the area and it would be terribly sad to see the swan obliterated.

Natalie Twigg

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