Wednesday 5 May 2021

BBC: Swan found with sock on head in 'mindless prank'

image captionThe swan was rescued on Sunday after being spotted with the black sock on its head

A sock was pulled over a swan's head in a "mindless prank" that could have led to the bird's death.

Police believe the garment was put on intentionally due to the "snug fit" and "how far down the neck the tube was". 

Had it not been rescued, officers said, the swan, found in Coulson Road, Lincoln, would likely have starved to death or suffocated.

Officers have launched a joint witness appeal with the RSPCA in a bid to trace the culprits.

Inspector Kate Burris, from the wildlife charity, said the "mindless prank could have resulted in this poor swan suffering over a long period of time and ultimately ended in their death.

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