Saturday, April 18, 2009

Territorial Battles of Springtime

I witnessed and experienced two Mute Swan attacks today while out enjoying the lakes here in Commerce and Milford, Michigan.

This is a slideshow I put together of a Canadian Goose melee being brought to a screeching halt by a territorial male Mute Swan who didn't like the fight that was going on in his part of Wildwing Lake at Kensington Metropark, in Milford, Michigan.

The other swan attack was when I was taking my 6 month old Labrador Retriever puppy for a swim / walk in Long Lake near my home in Commerce Twp. I had to pull the puppy out of the water as another swan flew from across the lake and came within 30 yard of us in an aggressive posture. It is mating time in Michigan of the Mute Swan.