When Swans Don't Make Way for Ducklings: The Video Edition

Enough depressing current events. Let's look at duckies...with SWAN-INDUCED TERROR!!!

Last year, I described how the pair of swans, Juliet I and Juliet II*, living on the lagoon** in the Boston Public Garden would mercilessly pursue baby ducklings. Well, now I have video proof (it starts getting nasty at around 3:50):

Definitely not making way for ducklings. I still have no idea why they go after the ducklings so relentlessly--they really aren't bothered by grown ducks, even when they sleep next to the swans' nest.

*Yes, Boston has lesbian swans. Our 'mating' pair consists of two females, who build nests, lay eggs and everything (swans are very hard to sex apparently).

**Still not sure why it's called a lagoon--it's not a lagoon.

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Payback for being taunted as an "ugly duckling"?

By Physicalist (not verified) on 04 Aug 2011 #permalink

I think that this swan is thinking: "Those damned kids can't get out of my pond".

By Alex Besogonov (not verified) on 08 Aug 2011 #permalink