This is the swan who lives at the pond at the gift shops in Pawley's Island, South Carolina.
We were told she ran her mate off because she is so tempermental
...and she bites!
We kept our distance and I begin snapping pictures.
As she had forced her mate to leave, actually two of them,
her only companions are ducks.
I got in the truck. Larry and Teresa were outside the truck looking at her.
She was about fed up with the picture taking and us looking at her.
She plodded toward Larry and Teresa with her big feet,
head down and determined.
Then she spread her wings and charged!
Larry and Teresa jumped in the truck as quickly as they could. The swan's head was in and out of the front window where Larry sat ducking..."ducking"...no pun intended.
He was really trying to dodge her attempts to bite him.
After she was through scaring the daylights out of Larry, she began munching on the side mirror. She was mad!
She was through with the mirror - we THOUGHT she was through with us.
When she was through with the side-view mirror, she walked away. Teresa got out of the truck...
Swan abruptly turned and marched toward Teresa - here she came again with that intent, determined look!
Good thing Teresa was fast on her feet!
So, if you ever have the opportunity to visit beautiful Pawley's Island, do so ... but be forwarned...
there is a swan...