A white swan is recovering in southern New Jersey after the bird suffered what appear to be chemical burns to its head.
Several joggers found the swan Tuesday afternoon at Parvin State Park in Pittsgrove.
Wildlife rehabilitator Victoria Schmidt told the Daily Journal it appears the chemicals were thrown on the swan. They aren't certain if the swan was deliberately burned.
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A spokesman for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said security was increased at the park as a precaution.
Authorities say the male swan is in stable condition.
It's being treated with antibiotics and nutrients.