Council concerned over unexplained deaths of Mute Swans and wild ducks

Carmarthenshire County Council’s Outdoor Recreation Service officers are increasingly concerned with the number of unexplained deaths of both Mute Swans and wild ducks at ponds and lakes in the Millennium Coastal Park, and the Council is working closely with Dyfed Powys Police, Rural Crime Team, and Natural Resources Wales Wildlife officer to investigate these deaths.


In recent months a number of carcasses have been discovered which appear to have been butchered rather than having been killed by predators such as a fox.


Mute Swans are protected from being harmed whilst wild ducks may only be harvested when and where permitted, as such all wildlife on County Council property is protected from disturbance or harm.


Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Leisure, Culture and Tourism – Cllr. Hazel Evans said: “The killing of wildlife on County Council property is a grave crime which we will investigate fully with our partners and I would urge members of the public to report any suspicious activity to the Police at once.”


If you have any information that could help enquiries, please contact police:


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Call: 101

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Call 999 in an emergency.

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