The woman, said to be from Bulgaria, was photoed grabbing the bird by its wing before she dragged it out of the lake in order to cheese-up for photographs with the distressed bird
The tourist was pictured with the swan on the shoreline of Lake Ohrid, south-western Macedonia, posing with it before dumping it heartlessly on the ground.
Once the unidentified woman had her fun, she then left the winged creature to die alone on the beach. They described how the swan did not respond to the woman approaching it, as the birds are used to tourists visiting the lake.
Despite the swan being clearly upset at being manhandled as it struggled against the woman’s grip, she did not let go.Witnesses told Macedonia Online the swan lay “motionless” on the beach after the incident before later dying.