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Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15
By:Karen
Date: 6 July 2015

Hello, I am happy to report that after the 2nd try.. the swan couple at Cove Island Park had 4 successful babies this year (after their 1st nest was sadly washed away). I had reported that in earlier correspondence in this site.

Sadly, 1 baby died at the shore yesterday after 2 weeks of seeming to be fine. AND, after this baby was fed white bread. When i took the baby out to bury it next to the nest, it was covered in bread (perhaps vomitted at death). Do you think the bread killed this baby? The other 3 are fine. Perhaps this was a sick baby? I did not feed the bread, but watched someone else do it (and told them not to). I would be so upset if the bread did this. When I saw the bread all over the fur, I was so upset. Thank you. Karen

Messages In This Thread

Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- Karen -- 6 July 2015
Re: Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- The Regal Swan -- 6 July 2015
Re: Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- Karen -- 6 July 2015
Re: Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- The Regal Swan -- 6 July 2015
Re: Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- Karen -- 7 July 2015
Re: Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- The Regal Swan -- 7 July 2015
Re: Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- Karen -- 7 July 2015
Re: Did white bread kill cygnet? Baby Swan Died on 7/5/15 -- The Regal Swan -- 7 July 2015