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Scientists Prowl to Destroy Mute Swan Eggs

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Scientists Prowl to Destroy Mute Swan Eggs

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Scientists Prowl to Destroy Mute Swan Eggs

Scientists Prowl to Destroy Mute Swan Eggs

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Nobody objects when government biologists move to kill off ecologically destructive invasive species, such as zebra mussels or snakehead fish.

But when the target is the elegant mute swan — which destroys native wetlands — nasty fights break out. In Maryland, biologists are using Wesson oil and wiles to destroy swan eggs.

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