When Swans Attack

Thursday, April 9, 2009

OK I know it is a sensationalist title...So, today we went to City Park to spend some time letting the Little Guy run around and generally have a good time. We stopped at an area with a lot of ducks and other water fowl. I had some crackers in the car so we walked over to the water and proceeded to feed the ducks. This was tons of fun for everyone, there were lots of ducks, some geese and seagull type birds. There were also two big black beautiful swans. They were eating our crackers and we were pleasantly enjoying the day when one of the swans waddled out of the water and nipped LG. It happened really fast, I grabbed LG, Super Hubby kicked the swan to make him let go and away we went. LG cried for just a minute, I think he was more scared than hurt but he was ready to get in the car and go home. After we got home I was able to check LG out more thoroughly, he has a little mark that looks kind of like a hickey where the swan pinched him. Today we learned that swans have long necks and they can grab you even when you think you are far enough away, I just hope LG isn't afraid of the ducks next time we go to the park because he enjoyed feeding them so much before, I will have to keep you all posted on that.
P.S. the swan was fine too for those of you who are interested. He walked away fine after the kick.

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