Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Murder Mystery: The case of the cygnet killer

This weekend, 4 cygnets were shot dead on campus. Rumor has it, someone with an air rifle shot them in the head. Campus security found them on Saturday morning. It was kept hush hush, but reported in the Gazette. E-mails circulated around campus today asking for donations to the Essex wildlife trust in memory of the cygnets. Horrifying to think someone would shoot baby animals for sport. Sad to think the cygnets won't be around campus anymore. The bird life is one of the best parts of this campus--certainly the liveliest. Thoughts go out to the parents of the four young swans.

(Thanks to Andrew Spiller for the photo.)

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