In approx. 10 years is a svanepar in Malmö returned to the same place to spawn close by the canal at Exercistgatan, only a stone's throw from the police station.
Svaneparret has been immensely popular among local residents in the area, particularly in the context of egg-laying, where residents have followed svaneparret close, while they waited to see the new litter svaneunger.
Just now she is-the swan by hatching its eggs, and svaneparrets baby shower was just around the corner. But in the year she comes-the swan to take against her young ones all alone. On Sunday afternoon, he was-the swan namely, shot by a hunter, who had been ordered to kill the swan by the municipality of Malmö.
the Reason for the killing of the swan is from the authorities been explained by the fact that he-the swan was too aggressive towards people who sailed past the nest in canoes and kayaks.
This writes the Swedish newspaper Expressen, who is also on his Facebook has put a search out on the matter, which has created huge anger among the residents of Malmö.
Some resident has put a sign up at the swan-redenm where he-the swan was shot: - Rest in peace. You were murdered because you did your job and defending your kids. (Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT/Ritzau Scanpix)
the Swan was executed against the local population. I do not think that it is the swan, which has been aggressive. Rather, it is the people who are intruding in the swan breeding area, there have been aggressive, says Gunnar Sundström to Expressen.
Gunnar Sundström lives with his wife Louise right in the vicinity of the swan breeding area. And the couple has for many years followed the swan couple's life. They have never had any problems with the he-swan aggressive behavior. But says, rather, that the swan pair is a local attraction.
Gunnar Sundström is, however, well aware that he-the swan has been the aggressive opposite canoes and other boats that have crossed the she-swan nest. He-the swan has several times flown aggressively against the boats. And it sometimes happened that the boats are overturned, then the people have fallen into the water.
three years ago, came a canoe, the sailing, and controlled completely gratuitous directly into the side of the he-swan. I think though, that he-swan aggressive tendencies started at that time, says Gunnar Sundström,
the She-swan lost its mate. Here brooding in the lonely on its eggs by the canal in Malmö. (Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT/Ritzau Scanpix)
the Ranger Ola Enquist from gadekontoret in Malmö regrets, according to Expressen the decision to shoot and kill the swan. But he explains at the same time that it was a necessary evil, because the swan had created problems for canoes and other boats for a long time.
- He-the swan could not even overthrow the kanoerne, but he came so close on them, that people were afraid of the swan, and tried to get to safety. And then poured in the water from the kanoerne, says Ola Engquist, and adds, that he has gotten many reports about the aggressive swan. The city of malmö recently sent an ecologist out to see to the he-swan. And this person ended up being bitten by the swan.
- I'm the ranger, and I do not want the animals to die. But I will not have on my conscience, that a child may drown because of it here. So of the two 'evil' things, we chose the least evil, says Ola Enquist.
The now famous sign of 'the swan's death'. In the background she-the swan on her nest. (Photo: naturvårdare)