Some rude boys destroyed this poor swan's nest and eggs. Only three out of her six eggs survived, it was told that the male swan left after two weeks because of stress. Recently, the sad news of the death of the female swan was shared who probably died of a broken heart.
This swan lived in her nest along the Manchester Canal in Bolton where she housed her unhatched eggs. On 20th May, some teenage boys destroyed her nest and killed her unborn cygnets by throwing bricks and rocks on the island where the bird had left her eggs. Out of six, only three survived, the male swan also left around two weeks ago mainly because of stress. Recently, the Facebook user Mason who was keeping everybody updated on this sad incident shared the news of the female swan's death. He was deeply saddened to share the news that the poor swan probably died of a broken heart. It's so heartbreaking to know how some people can so easily destroy innocent animals' lives.
This swan built her nest along the Manchester Canal in Bolton where she housed her unhatched eggs. Her nest was destroyed by some teenage boys who were seen throwing bricks and rocks in Kearsley aiming for the island where the bird had left her eggs. The incident took place on the 20th of May, only three of the six unhatched cygnets survived after the heartbreaking incident.
It's said that the male swan left because of the stress, in the recent events more eggs were lost leaving only one.
All this was unbearable for the female swan who died of a broken heart. Recently, she was found dead in her nest.
Wildlife activist Sam Woodrow told the MEN: "There's not much I can say really."
"She probably died of a broken heart as she had a partner for life and he was driven away by stress."
One Facebook user called Michael Mason also said in the All About Bolton Facebook group: "I really don't want to do this post today because it comes with great sadness."
"I have tried to keep you updated on this swan who laid six eggs, three were destroyed by youths, she has then been harassed by dogs jumping in and harassed by a duck and moor hen and two more eggs were lost leaving her with one egg.
"Her mate left her on her own and sadly I was informed this morning she was found slumped in her nest dead. Just feel like crying as I have followed her progress for about 12 weeks."
When asked about the swan's death, Mason later said: "To be honest I think it was a broken heart."
Another Facebooker commented: "So very sad, as you say it was probably a broken heart."
Someone else said: "So sad and heart breaking..."
A spokesman for the RSPCA said: "This is a really sad development and it is very upsetting to hear about the death of this poor swan.
"We are investigating the previous distressing incident and we would urge anyone with information to contact our appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
"Swans, their nests and their eggs are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981."