The attack comes after an animal lover feared a dog was trained to kill swans on the Cam. Police were called to an incident in Fen Road in May after a shocked resident described how teenagers with dogs dragged the swan from a ditch and slaughtered it.Since I can’t find any trace of news about an arrest, I suppose it was another ‘turn up, look concerned, go back to office’ police job.
One boathouse manager said although his dog did attack a swan, it was not the same bird found by the RSPCA.
He said: “My dog did catch the tail feathers of a swan in its mouth and it may have nipped it and that’s why there was blood. But the swan found and put down by the RSPCA was not the same swan.Well, no, actually, it’s not. It’s a failure of you, the dog owner, to keep proper control of your animal. Which, if the new legislation has any teeth at all, will soon cost you dearly.
“I called the RSPCA after what happened. If my dog had done that he would be straight down to the vets. Swans hiss at dogs and they will react. This is nature.”
Since swans belong to the crown, maybe you’ll end up in the Tower…