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Re: Deceased Mute Swan
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 24 February 2014
In Response To: Deceased Mute Swan (Elizabeth)

Hi Elizabeth

Yes you need to remove the carcass as soon as possible. Predators can be attracted to the area along with flies and other pests. Harmful bacteria can also be spread, so removing and burying the carcass quickly is a good thing. The remaining swan should be fine. To rush out and get another swan would not be advised, especially if you don't know what killed the first one, I.e. predator, poison, illness, harsh winter, injury or age. There is also no guarantee that the remaining swan will allow another swan in the habitat. The Regal Swan

Messages In This Thread

Deceased Mute Swan -- Elizabeth -- 24 February 2014
Re: Deceased Mute Swan -- The Regal Swan -- 24 February 2014
Re: Deceased Mute Swan -- Lynne -- 24 February 2014