Female tourist pictured dragging a swan out of a lake in
Seen smiling for the camera as the panicking bird tries to escape
The swan reportedly died shortly after the tourist left it on the beach
PUBLISHED: 17:08, 7 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:05, 8 March 2016
This is the moment a female tourist dragged a swan from a lake in
to pose up for a photograph, before leaving it to die on the beach. Macedonia
The woman, reportedly from
grabbed the unsuspecting swan by the wing and dragged it onto the pebble-strewn
shoreline of Bulgaria
Lake Ohrid, south-western . Macedonia
When the unidentified tourist had gotten her selfie snap, she abandoned the swan, which later died on the
Ohrid, local media reports. of beach Lake
All for the selfie: The female tourist is seen smiling for the camera as she drags the swan from the lake
Shocked witnesses have described how the swan did not react to the woman walking up to it, as they are used to the presence of tourists visiting the town of
, which shares the
lake's name. Ohrid
Photographs show the woman dressed in jeans and a black coat, grabing the swan by the wing and dragging it out of the water.
Despite the visibly distressed swan clearly fighting to be freed, the unidentified woman is smiling for the camera.
Witnesses said the swan 'remained motionless on the beach after the encounter', and later died, Macedonia Online reports.