Beloved Swan in New York Slaughtered
Faye, a beloved swan in New York and a member of the Manlius Swan Pond for over a decade, met a brutal end at the hands of these teenagers.
The tragic event of killing the beloved swan in New York happened over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving locals devastated and authorities determined to bring the perpetrators to justice, PEOPLE reported.
The details surrounding the heinous act emerged, revealing that the teenagers trespassed onto the premises between midnight and three a.m. on Saturday night.
Syracuse.com reported that the beloved swan was decapitated with a knife at the pond.
The beloved swan in New York’s lack of resistance was attributed to her nesting state, as she focused on nurturing her unborn offspring—Manlius police Sgt. Ken Hatter conveyed that the teenagers claimed to have mistaken Faye for a large duck, unaware of her identity as a swan.
Following the gruesome incident at the pond, the deceased beloved swan was taken to the residence of one of the teenagers’ aunts, where it was cooked, according to the Associated Press.
The disappearance of the four cygnets from the Manlius Swan Pond initiated an investigation that led to the discovery of two of them at a nearby store in Salina, New York, according to a Facebook post by the Manlius Police Department.
Through the relentless efforts of the Manlius Police, the remaining two cygnets of the beloved swan in New York were located at a private residence in the city of Syracuse.
The Town of Manlius Police Department accused the youths of abducting the beloved swan’s precious cygnets, known as cygnets. It is worth noting that hunting swans is illegal in New York, although one of the individuals possessed a hunting license.
Teens Arrested for Killing Beloved Swan in New York
Three teenagers have been arrested following the alleged killing and consumption of the beloved swan in New York and the abduction of her cygnets.
Among the three individuals involved, two were underage, while one was identified as an 18-year-old, as reported by NBC News.
One of the suspects who killed the beloved swan, employed at the Salina store where two of the cygnets were found, stated that their intention was to raise the birds as pets and not consume them, as per NBC News.
The three teenagers were apprehended on Tuesday, facing charges that include grand theft and criminal mischief, according to Sgt. Ken Hatter.
Currently, the cygnets are under the care of a biologist entrusted with ensuring their health and well-being for the Village of Manlius, according to the Manlius Police Department.
Meanwhile, concerns have arisen regarding the beloved swan Faye’s partner, Manny, who may need to be relocated due to the fear that he might become aggressive following the death of the beloved swan Faye.
Mayor Paul Whorrall expressed his hope that the four cygnets would grow up, with two of them eventually forming a pair and restoring the lost balance.
The Village of Manlius is actively exploring enhanced security measures to ensure the safety of these majestic birds.
Mayor Whorrall emphasized that the presence of swans has been an integral part of the village’s identity for over a century, and the community is committed to preserving this cherished tradition.