Friday, August 23, 2013

Six swans (minus one) not swimming

by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett

So there we were driving down one of the back roads and came upon this jolly little family.

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I was a bit concerned, because I'd heard that swans will charge if they feel their babies are in danger, but this Mom (or Dad) didn't seem to mind us taking a few pictures.

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Have I ever written about swans?  Well, not really.  But I did mention swans (or fake ones) in Bookmarked for Death (Booktown Mystery #2).  Will there be swans in an upcoming book?  You better believe it!

Have you had an adventure that featured swans?
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3 comments:

Sue said...

I've never dealt with swans, but geese...let me tell you!!! We took my daughter to a park when she was about 2. We took some homemade corn chips with us for her to feed the ducks. First thing she did was take a chip out of the bag and hand it to a goose. It bit her!!!!! Needless to say even now at 16 she still remembers that goose. Of course she finished feeding them her chips.

LORNA BARRETT (aka Lorraine Bartlett) said...

Animals always look so cute--like in a Disney movies, we sometimes forget they are wild animals. I went to the zoo on a field trip when I was 6 and the llama ate a hole in my plaid wool skirt!

Heather said...

I have never had a chance to be around swans very much but I do love Canadian Geese. When I was younger I always thought they were the most fun to feed and much more polite than ducks were to feed. Now Domestic Geese, not so much! They can be rude and bite but I never had that experience with an Canadian goose.