A KEEN walker has spoken of her concern after she saw up to 15 dead pigeons in a canal.
Carole Williams saw the dead birds when she was on her daily walk near Westport Lake yesterday morning.
The 53-year-old from Knutton said: “At first I just saw two dead pigeons, which I thought was strange.
“I have been walking along the canal most mornings for the last four years and I have never seen a dead bird.
“Then as I carried on walking I saw more and more until I had counted about 15.”
Carole saw the birds on the stretch between Westport Lake and the Harecastle tunnel on the Trent and Mersey Canal near Kidsgrove and she said that they were still there today.
It is not yet known whether the birds have been shot or died of natural causes.
On discovering the birds, Carole decided to report it but of the five different organisations she contacted, not one of them has been able to help.
She said: “They all just told me to phone someone else, or they just said it wasn’t their area
“It’s a shame because it’s a lovely area this time of year, it’s so peaceful.
“Plus the first birds I saw were really close to the children’s play area, it’s not a nice thing to see.
“I will still go for my walks but I just wish I could find out what’s happened to them to put my mind at rest.
“I know they’re only pigeons but it could have been swans or ducks or geese.”
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