8 Georgia swans shot with BB gun

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:17 AM
Last updated 6:52 PM
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SUWANEE, Ga. — Tests on eight swans found dead in the lake of a suburban Atlanta subdivision found that they were shot with a BB gun.

WSB Radio reports that Gwinnett County police detectives are conducting interviews in the case. Suspects face charges ranging from animal cruelty to destruction of property.

Residents of the Rosemoore Lake subdivision found the dead swans Saturday. Longtime resident Marilyn King says the swans were a mated couple and their six offspring.

Patti Webb says the homeowners association may put up a reward for information leading to an arrest. She says that for now, the neighborhood has no plans to replace the swans because they don’t want to set up other animals to be targeted.

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seenitB4 06/12/12 - 08:34 am
Made me sick

I saw this on the news last night & it made me sick......innocent birds....I hope they do find the guy doing this or kid......& put his sorry butt on cleanup on the dang roads for a few months....wearing a sign that says "I killed innocent swans'..

Discussionstarter 06/12/12 - 12:01 pm
I hope they catch who did this...

and that they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The neighborhood association needs to stay on top of this!

Tots 06/12/12 - 01:04 pm
Very sad,

How some people have no regards for the innocent lives of those swans.

I agree with both seenit and Discussionstarter...Really like the idea of them having to wear a sign saying>> "I Killed innocent swans",that was a good one Seenit..

Fiat_Lux 06/12/12 - 02:00 pm
Not to be contentious, but...

What would make for a guilty swan?

The sign should read: "I am cruel. I kill defenseless animals for fun."

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