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Post  mermaid on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:24 am

One thousand swans????????? 0h how exciting to be a Queen!!
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Post  mermaid on Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:32 am

http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCeremonies/SwanUpping/SwanUpping.aspx
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Post  Betep on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:04 pm

mermaid wrote:One thousand swans????????? 0h how exciting to be a Queen!!

I heard that in P-Town once...

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Re: Swan love

Post  mermaid on Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:58 am

Update:

Got a call from the Swannery- reporting 2 swans. Yes indeed! An adorable couple they are! One of my kidz and his bride. Sooo great to see them!

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7 Swans a swimming

Post  Betep on Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:38 pm

$6300.00 this year. up12.5%.
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Who, What, Why: How dangerous are swans?

Post  Betep on Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:15 pm

From the BBC:
Who, What, Why: How dangerous are swans?
A man has drowned after being attacked by a swan, which knocked him out of his kayak and stopped him swimming to shore. So how dangerous are these graceful white birds?

Anthony Hensley, 37, worked for a company that provided swans to keep geese away from property.

On Saturday morning, the married father of two set out in a kayak across a pond at a residential complex in Des Plaines, just outside Chicago, where he was tending the birds.

One of the swans charged his boat, capsizing it, says Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, whose deputies investigated the death.

Mr Hensley tried to swim to shore but eyewitnesses told the sheriff's investigators the swan appeared to have actively blocked him.

"I find myself still scratching my head," says Sheriff Dart. "This truly is one of the ones that keeps you from saying 'I've seen everything now.'"
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Post  mermaid on Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:13 am

Unfortunate.

Unfortunate the guy didn`t take the time to learn the Do`s & Don`ts when it comes to dealing with swans.

Rule #1. Never ever get close to a nesting swan. ( Hello??)
Rule #2. Never ever think just b/c you buy them for your private lake to chase the geese away they feel indebted to you and won`t hurt you.

Rule #3. Swans think like swans... Not humans... (Hello???) :facepalm3:

If these swans are destroyed b/c of this man`s ignorance, that would be a huge crime.
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'Mythical' swan photo taken down after 'bestiality' fears

Post  Betep on Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:03 pm

From The Telegraph (UK)
'Mythical' swan photo taken down after 'bestiality' fears

A photograph of a naked woman and a swan was taken down after a police officer complained that it appeared to “condone bestiality”, an art gallery has claimed.

By Hannah Furness

The Scream gallery in Mayfair had exhibited the artwork for a month with no complaints from the public. The work is intended as modern depiction of the Greek myth of Leda and the Swan.

But a Metropolitan police officer who saw the Derrick Santini image from a bus was alarmed.

He alerted his colleagues and two uniformed officers went to the gallery, which is owned by the Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood’s sons, Tyrone and Jamie.

Jag Mehta, the sales director at the gallery, said she spoke to the officers and asked what the problem was.

“They said the photograph suggested we condoned bestiality, which was an arrestable offence,” she said.

“It’s crazy. Perhaps the cultural references were lost on them.”
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Click the link to see the photo and read the comments.

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Post  mermaid on Wed May 02, 2012 6:30 am

Just when I thought I`d heard everything.......... No
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Post  Betep on Wed May 02, 2012 12:46 pm



A 16th Century version of Leda and the Swan. The myth was explored by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and yeates, among others Photo: REX

Fixed link, added photo.

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Re: Swan love

Post  mermaid on Thu May 03, 2012 5:19 am

Thats no swan, thats a snow goose. Now that I can understand.

If I`ve seen one snow goose/lady pix I`ve seen a million......... :crow:
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Post  Betep on Thu May 03, 2012 9:08 am

That's no lady, that's my wife!


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Post  Betep on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:02 am

Lonely swan to get new partner



VENICE, Fla. - A mobile home community in Venice has come together to support the park's well known, yet lonely mascot.

Just recently, residents say a coyote or a fox attacked and killed a female swan at the Bay Indies Mobile Home Park. The death left the male swan at the complex without a partner. Residents say the male is acting differently, and appears depressed.

So Gerri Monnier, a homeowner at Bay Indies, began a fundraising campaign to bring a new swan to the park. She was able to raise about $1000 from her fellow homeowners to purchase a new female.

The swan is expected to arrive sometime in the next two weeks. Morrier is hopeful the new mate will provide companionship, safety and perhaps some "little swans" in the future.

swan SWMS seeking SWFS. Pix in link.

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Re: Swan love

Post  mermaid on Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:38 am

Awe~!!!
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Post  Betep on Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:46 am

From the Nottingham Post:
Swan tries to steal chocolate bar in West Bridgford shop

The MSR Newsgroup shop in Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, had an unusual customer when this swan wandered in.

Assistant Sophie Kershaw shut herself behind the counter as the swan tried to get a chocolate bar.

A customer managed to get the bird to leave the shop but it waited at the door for its next opportunity to get back in and Sophie then called the RSPCA.

Apart from being concerned for herself and the shop's stock, she was worried the swan would get killed in the road.

Fortunately all ended well when another customer returned the swan to the River Trent.

swan  Cadbury Eggs!

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Post  Betep on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:51 pm

Swan rescued from partially frozen Harwich pond

   HARWICH – Firefighters rescued a swan from a frozen pond this morning after passerby became concerned about its health.

   Fire officials were called in to help the swan on Hinkleys Pond shortly after 8:30 a.m. this morning and decided to try to capture the bird, which appeared young, Harwich Fire Capt. Donald Parker said.

   Firefighters went out onto the partially frozen pond located west of Route 124 and just north of Route 6 using a rescue board and were able to net the bird, which was not moving much and clearly having some difficulty, Parker said.

   Massachusetts Audubon Society and Wild Care were called and the swan was taken to Wild Care where it will be checked for injuries and hopefully released back into the wild, Parker said.

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HARWICH - Around 9 a.m. Sunday Harwich Fire and Rescue received a call for a bird stuck on the ice at Hinckley’s Pond.  
Arriving on scene it was determined the juvenile swan was in distress when a neighbor told the firefighters it has been there for over 24 hours.  

Supervised by shift commander Captain Donald Parker, firefighter Eric Elliott slipped into cold-water rescue gear and proceeded to the swan on a rescue board (top left).  
Using an over-sized net, Firefighter Elliott was able to capture the injured bird.  

Firefighters Rob Sanders and Brad Willis and Police Officer JJ Larivee then reeled in the bird and firefighter Elliott safely atop the rescue board.    

Captain Parker (photo at right) carried the swan to a rescue vehicle dispatched from Wildcare in Eastham.          

Story and photos by Jake O'Callaghan/CWN


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Post  mermaid on Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:19 am

This is the best story I've read all day. Kudos to the rescue team.
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