SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — It’s been a bad week for the swans that make their home in a lagoon at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.
Officials at the San Francisco landmark say the youngest member of a swan family disappeared Thursday evening.
Gayle Hagerty, a volunteer swan-keeper at the palace, told the San Francisco Chronicle that it’s believed the three-week-old swan named “Marta” was killed by a hawk.
The disappearance of the young swan comes after a two-year-old swan named “Bella” was taken away Friday to a bird refuge because of attacks by her older brother.
Volunteers say a swan known as “Blue Boy” was attacking his sister because he’s “pretty territorial.”
He and a swan called “Blanche” are the parents of the swan believed to have been killed by a hawk.
The latest trouble in the lagoon comes after a swan was killed last fall and another disappeared in early 2010.
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