Calls to help protect Maldon park's swans from fox attacks

Pat Thompson at the lake where the swan family was attacked by a fox

Pat Thompson at the lake where the swan family was attacked by a fox

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An animal lover has called for action after a swan lost its cygnets and needed its wing amputated following a fox attack.

Pat Thompson has asked Maldon District Council to build a platform on the lake at Promenade Park, Maldon, for the swans that live there to retreat to when in danger.

Mrs Thompson, of King Street, Maldon, said: "I know the mother has given brith to seven babies, which a fox has got at and eaten all of them.

"The mother was a bloodbath and had to have her wing amputated."

A council spokesman said a platform will be considered.

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12:53pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Jack222 says...

Isn't this natural selection at work?
Isn't this natural selection at work? Jack222
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7:54am Sat 21 Jun 14

An alternative view says...

Unfortunately Pat, I suspect the Foxes PR Machine is more powerful than the Swans...
Unfortunately Pat, I suspect the Foxes PR Machine is more powerful than the Swans... An alternative view
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