As you may be aware, the Camden New Journal has been following a pair of newly-mated swans at Hampstead Heath, both with sad back stories (search previous posts for more details).
Well, the story continues …
Having successfully hatched some cygnets (CNJ, 01 June 2020), “the Widow” was attacked by a dog (CNJ, 23 July 2020). She was taken to The Swan Sanctuary and treated for her wounds, and closely watched for signs of infection.
She made a good recovery, and was happily re-united with her family (CNJ, 04 August 2020) .
The City of London, who manage the Heath, have fenced off the area near where the swan was attacked, and have increased the barriers around the dog swim area.