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Cygnet killed by dog at nature reserve

Young swan is killed by a dog. Credit: PA

A young swan has been attacked and killed by a dog on a nature reserve in southern Scotland.

Lockerbie Wildlife Trust, which runs the Eskrigg Reserve, is urging people to keep their pets on leads when walking through the area.

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It is an offence to injure, take or kill a wild swan as they are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

Jim Rae from the Lockerbie Wildlife Trust says the incident was case of 'stupidity.'