Over a dozen swans have died and two others have been put down following a suspected bird flu outbreak in Glasgow.
Glasgow City Council were alerted to a number of dead swans at Knightswood Park on Tuesday January 25.
Thirteen birds in total had died from suspected bird flu and two others which were clearly unwell were put down.
The council said an outbreak of the virus at the park has the “potential to have a significant impact on its bird population”.
A local authority spokesperson added: “Limiting the spread of the virus in the park is crucial and we have ensured the dead animals have been removed as quickly as possible.
“The public also has an important role in helping to prevent the transfer of the virus and they should follow the advice that will be displayed around the park
“We ask that dogs are kept on leads close to areas where infection is suspected and that people do not feed the birds as this encourages the birds to congregate.
“People are also asked not to touch a dead or sick bird, including any feathers, and should also avoid ground covered with wild bird droppings.
“If anyone sees a dead or sick bird in public places across the city, they should report this to our environmental health team through our website or by calling 0141 287 1059. People can also report online at the DEFRA website.”
The latest outbreak of avian flu is the largest seen in the UK to date.
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