Airgun-attack swan family recovering ‘against all odds’

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A FAMILY of swans targeted in an airgun attack in West Lothian are making a good recovery in Scottish SPCA care.

The male and female swan and their cygnet have been receiving treatment at the charity’s Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fife after they were shot and severely injured at Dedridge Pond in Livingston last month.

Affectionately known as Edna and Eck, the adult swans were treated at Inglis Vets in Dunfermline for injuries which were initially thought to be life-threatening.

Edna was found to have at least 14 airgun pellets in her head and neck, and Eck had been shot four times.

Vets were able to successfully remove eight pellets from the swans in total.

Scottish SPCA Wildlife Rescue Centre manager Colin Seddon said: “Against all odds the swans are pulling through.”