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Weymouth Swan Deaths a Mystery

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7:27am 1st November 2013

Tests to find out what killed a dozen Swans at a Weymouth nature reserve have come up empty.

The birds were struck down by a mystery illness back in September and a number died this week. 2 survived and are undergoing rehabilitation programmes at the RSPCA rescue centre at West Hatch.

Experts quickly ruled out the possibility of bird-flu.

Dan Bartlett from the RSPB centre at Radipole Lake says it's bizarre;

"Whatever toxins that were in the animals systems are not there anymore. So they're unable to pin it down to exactly what it was that killed the birds."

Dan says luckily they haven't had any other Swans go down ill;

"There have been no further deaths that we know of in the last 2 weeks. So we're hoping that whatever it was, it's run its course and we've seen the last of it."

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