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.
Payback for being taunted as an "ugly duckling"?
I think that this swan is thinking: "Those damned kids can't get out of my pond".