I am wary of swans
May 23, 2019 3:18am CST
I have been wary of swans since a friend and I took a motorboat out on the river Arun many years ago. We passed a swan and her cygnets. The swan suddenly flew towards us. We had a big umbrella in the boat and cowered behind it. After a minute or so the swan gave up. She must have thought we a threat to her cygnets. On Tuesday another friend and I went for a walk along the river Wandle, which is not far from where I live. We came across this majestic swan and her babies. My friend got close to take a photo whilst I kept my distance. It was a lovely walk and I have added a link to the river Wandle trail. My photo was taken by my friend The husband. (the one with the big belly) has a day off today so we'll be going out mid-morning. Do you have any plans for today?
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• United Kingdom
Great photo! I used to live on a boat and my local swan family knew me well. A couple of times I had to help them out of some sort of scrape. They knew me and where I lived so if they saw me on the way home they would swim down the river to be there waiting when I arrived.
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• Sutton, England
@Sojourn It runs through a town called Arundel. I looked up 'Arun' but it's not the same.
• Pamplona, Spain
I have seen a swan in full flight and they are awesome and powerful so they can get to scare you as you are not sure of what they might do. Here Swans are protected but not from kids who try to torment them and then go crying to Mum when the Swan hisses at them they are only protecting themselves and their babies.
There are so lovely pictures in the link that you've provided-thanks for that. I believe that they are known for getting defensive if they feel a threat to their young. Don't forget to take your umbrella with you and your hubby today just in case you need to use it to hide beneath.
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
Yes, the swans are protective and not always friendly. I'm glad that everything went well Trying to survive deaf 90-year old neighbour, who has a noisy telly on this weekend or several days. She only listened to news but, now watches sports events and these things are very loud. I'm sorry she's old but, this is worse than living in a college dormitory. At least, I knew against who I was fighting for
• United States
We had Jack overnight, my son in law is back in the hospital. Al has an appointment with the neurologist today to get botox shorts in his salivary glands, people with Parkinson's drool a lot and this is supposed to nip it in the bud.