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An investigation has been launched after a fantastic swan was shot by the pinnacle in a south London park.

The RSPCA is investigating after it rescued the swan from Clapham Common. Incredibly, the hen has survived, and is predicted to make a full restoration.

Animal rescue officer Jade Guthrie collected the younger swan after a member of the general public known as the animal welfare charity, reporting a swan with a head harm at round 10am on December 12.

She stated: “I suspected the swan had been shot as there was a wound on each side of his head. I collected him and took him to Swan Support, where vets confirmed he had been shot with a suspected airgun following an x-ray.

“Thankfully whereas he wants antibiotics, he’s anticipated to make a full restoration and might then be returned to the wild. Sadly, the concentrating on of untamed and home animals on this manner isn’t unusual.

“RSPCA officers see incidents throughout the year involving cats, geese, swans and gulls who have been horribly maimed or killed outright in airgun attacks. The cases we hear about are only likely to show part of the problem as not all of them will be reported to us directly and there may be situations where animals injured and killed by these weapons are sadly never found – especially in the case of wildlife.”

Anyone with details about the swan taking pictures is urged to contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018, quoting reference quantity 01196164.

Anyone caught intentionally utilizing an air gun to injure an animal can resist 5 years in jail in addition to a vast superb if they’re discovered responsible underneath the Animal Welfare Act. The RSPCA is asking for stricter rules round proudly owning an airgun in each England and Wales.