Public help sought over killing of black swan in park

Black swan
Black swan

A RSPCA spokeswoman said the organisation needed any evidence from the public to find out exactly what happened.

‘As it was a community bird, hopefully there might be more of a chance of someone being aware of what might have happened,’ she said. The swan was found about 7am at Stirling Civic Gardens last Thursday morning.

Local resident Leigh Locke said the swan’s head appeared to have been cut off.

‘I am absolutely devastated,’ she said. ‘It was a harmless creature and beautiful.’

City of Stirling community safety manager Laurie Crouch said the City had not dealt with such an incident in recent times.

‘The City is saddened by the incident and would ask residents to please report anything suspicious either around this case or anything they may come upon in the future,’ he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RSPCA on 1300 278 3589.