Dead cygnet 'may have caught leg in a submerged shopping trolley and damaged it'

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The cygnets

A dead cygnet "may have his caught leg in a submerged shopping trolley and damaged it", a local volunteer has claimed. 

Eugene Wash of Cairdre an Naduir has been feeding a swan and her cygnets at a river in Carlow Town and he says the latest cygnet death means out of eight eggs there are only three still alive.

Eugene is going to dig a little grave for the dead cygnet which had become lame in recent days and struggled to swim.