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Tundra Swan fatality on Lake Chickamauga investigated by TWRA

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The Tundra Swan is a Federally protected migratory bird. The Tundra Swan is a Federally protected migratory bird.

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A Tundra Swan was found dead in the Dallas Bay area of Lake Chickamauga after a witness saw it sail in from the main lake area and crash on a small island near Chester Frost Park.

TWRA officers were called to the scene an identified the bird as a Tundra Swan. Channel 3 Outdoors was unable to get details on this incident, but there was some speculation that the swan had been shot.

Tundra swans usually winter along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, from southern British Columbia to California and from New Jersey to South Carolina.

 In the United States, primary wintering areas include the Atlantic coast from northern South Carolina to southern New Jersey, the Great Salt Lake vicinity and central and northern California.

Channel 3 Outdoors will continue to follow the story as more information becomes available.

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