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Sad News for the Swan Clan

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The Palace of Fine Arts lagoon swan family drama continues, and this time it took a sad turn. Martha, the baby swan that was the cause of a rift between family members, has been killed by a predator, a caretaker said. It happened Thursday evening, and either a hawk or a raccoon is suspected to have snatched up the cygnet. Caretaker Gayle Hagerty said that death, while upsetting to the swan family's many fans, is very natural. Swans normally hatch around six cygnets and lose about two, she said, and Blue Boy and Blanche are inexperienced parents. "It's heartbreaking for everybody, but it happens," Hagerty said. Does this mean Bella can come back? [SF Appeal]