swans!

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    They just, like, rolled up on the beach. Which was cool until they got close and I actually said "They don't eat babies, do they?"

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    1. marshlight 45 months ago | reply

      They might! They hiss and give chase to things around their size... scared the crap out of me as a kid...

    2. catgutviols 45 months ago | reply

      I was at a hotel once that had a little swan pool, as well as some ducks. The swans killed and ate the ducklings right in front of my eyes. Meeean birds, swans.

    3. shiphrah99 45 months ago | reply

      Ditto that. They're beautiful from afar, but them's some incredibly nasty critters.

    4. smitten 45 months ago | reply

      Ugh! Now I am going to completely freak out if they show up on a beach we're on again. I thought everyone would laugh at me for being such a city slicker that I was worried they'd eat my baby (in their defense, he's squishy and delicious). But I was right!

    5. Susan1754 45 months ago | reply

      Um, I'm a city slicker, too (resident of Chicago), but I will assuage your fears with some text from the venerable Wikipedia:

      "Swans feed in the water and on land. They are almost entirely herbivorous, although small numbers of aquatic animals may be eaten. In the water food is obtained by up-ending or dabbling, and their diet is composed of the roots, tubers, stems and leaves of aquatic and submerged plants"

      I think Jacob is safe.

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