THE RSPCA is seeking information about alleged animal cruelty at a popular Perth park after residents reported a cygnet had been bashed to death by thugs.
The cygnet and its sibling had been delighting visitors to Claisebrook Lake in East Perth for weeks.
But in the early hours of January 27, the young black swan's life was snuffed out.
Photographer Keith Lightbody, who has long been capturing images of the lake's bird life, said residents, workers and council staff were extremely upset by the news.
"Those cygnets were gorgeous," he said.