Just a few weeks after some youths destroyed her nest and cracked her eggs with bricks, a female swan passed away from what was allegedly a “broken heart.”
A gang of adolescent males from Bolton, United Kingdom reportedly threw bricks at the nest last month. Three of the swan’s six unborn cygnets died as a result, and the nest was destroyed.
The mother’s mate is thought to have broken up with her as a result of stress after the attack. Wildlife activists who checked the area reported finding two additional cracked eggs in addition to the first three.
The bereaved mother was discovered dead a few days earlier, unable to take the loss of her spouse, nest, and eggs. Wildlife campaigner Sam Woodrow said the swan most likely passed away from a “broken heart” brought on by losing her lover.
Some images of the swan in her nest were published online by a man by the name of Michael James Mason. He described the circumstances surrounding her death and claimed that in addition to the youths, a duck and a moorhen also ‘harassed’ her.
“I really don’t want to do this post today because it comes. with great sadness. I have tried to keep you updated on this Swan who laid six eggs, three were destroyed by youths, she was then harassed by dogs jumping in and harassed by a Duck and Moorhen and two more eggs were lost leaving her with one egg. Her mate left her on her own and sadly i was informed this morning she was found slumped in her nest dead. Just feel like crying as I have followed her progress for about 12 weeks,” Manson wrote.