279 slides and counting…

laceflowerToday we had a newspaper! We don’t get one every day any more and maybe someday I’ll blahg about that but today we did get one and if we hadn’t received it, I wouldn’t have known that somebody shot THREE swans dead in our area. Mama, Daddy, and one of the babies. They were shot in the head and left on the road. And now another has apparently been shot, although I haven’t read the article yet.

I grew up spending my summers on the shores of Lake Superior. On our beach, dead birds constantly float to shore and sometimes other aminals. When you are a kid who is given a lot of freedom to roam around a large natural area, you kind of get used to that. I think most of the dead birds and fish and other aminals that float to our shore have died naturally. They are sick or injured on their own. It is life and birds and fish et al do not hire undertakers to handle their dead. And so.

Why would someone kill a beautiful waterbird like a swan?

And why is this person so angry that he/she would kill a swan and who will he/she kill next?

Swans can be scary sometimes. Years ago, the GG and I were canoeing over in Gallup Park and we somehow ventured a little too close to a swan’s nest. I was in the front of the canoe and this big daddy swan was bearing down on me and the GG was in the back cracking up. I will admit that I was ready to use my paddle but I wasn’t intending to kill, except maybe in self defense.

I do not know what the heck is going on here but I watch waterbirds every day at the pond near my cubicle and other places and I could go on and on and on but I won’t but…..

What is this person angry about and who will he/she kill next?

Mouse and I were blissfully oblivious to it all this morning, so click on the pic or here for more pics of the urban hike we took at our default hiking place over by the Barton Dam.


2 Responses to “279 slides and counting…”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That is SO sad about the swans; they are beautiful and mostly harmless. Killing the whole family would take a lot of anger.

  2. Uncly Uncle Says:

    Was probably by someone who lives on or uses the pond regularly. Swans will go out of their way to attack anyone using “their” pond.