Hunt continues for missing swan and eggs which disappeared from Ackers Pit

The female on the nest with the male swan in the background. Picture by Darren Moston

The female on the nest with the male swan in the background. Picture by Darren Moston

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THE RSPCA say they are treating the disappearance of a male swan and seven eggs as suspicious.

The swan and its seven eggs disappeared overnight on Saturday at Ackers Pit in Stockton Heath.

Keen ornithologists raised the alarm on Sunday when they found only the female swimming around the water looking for her mate and eggs.

A spokesman for the RSPCA said: "The incident has been reported to the RSPCA and we are treating it as suspicious. If anyone has any information as to what has happened we would urge them to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.


"It is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act for anyone to take a swan or its eggs from the wild, or to move or interfere with a swan's nest while it is in use."

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1:34pm Tue 13 May 14

Sue2000 says...

My cockerel went missing presumed stolen on Friday afternoon wonder how many more animals have been taken and for what reason ??
My cockerel went missing presumed stolen on Friday afternoon wonder how many more animals have been taken and for what reason ?? Sue2000
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3:35pm Tue 13 May 14

rayco8 says...

in my opinion this was organised not just an act of vandalism
in my opinion this was organised not just an act of vandalism rayco8
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3:37pm Tue 13 May 14

Nick Tessla says...

Egg Collectors and/or taxidermists?
Egg Collectors and/or taxidermists? Nick Tessla
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8:54pm Thu 15 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Egg Collectors and/or taxidermists?
Foreigners more like
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Egg Collectors and/or taxidermists?[/p][/quote]Foreigners more like GRUMPY PARENT
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