Two Mirror pond swans were killed with rifles over the week-end, it was learned when Joe Mayer, old-time employee of The Shevlin-Hixon Company found the birds today noon and removed them from the water. One of the swans had apparently been shot several times. They were in the mill pond above town.
Indignant because the big white birds he had watched for years had been killed, Mayer brought the dead swans uptown this afternoon, showed them to officers, then removed them from his car on Wall street for the inspection of passerby.
Mayer said that shooting on the mill pond is a common occurrence despite the fact that this part of the river is in a bird refuge.
Source: Bend Bulletin ©1941