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Investigation launched after 32 swans found dead in Donegal lake

The Department of Agriculture is carrying out tests in an attempt to determine the cause of death.

AN INVESTIGATION HAS been launched after 32 swans were found dead in a Co Donegal lake.

The birds were recovered from New Lake in Dunfanaghy, which has been designated as a “Special Protection Area” due to its wild birds.

(New Lake in Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal – Image: Google StreetView)

A spokesperson from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine told that samples had now been taken from the dead swans and had been sent to the department’s laboratory in Co Sligo.

“It will be 10-14 days before we have a result,” the spokesperson said.

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