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Baby Swan Legs
Date: 11 June 2006

My Mom's retirement home has a pond with a pair of adult swans and four baby swans. Yesterday we were fortunate enough to be there at feeding time and enjoyed watching them eat.

We noticed that after eating all of the baby swans' left legs stuck out of the water when they swam around. It's almost as if their stomach is on their right side and the food weighted them down and made them off-balance. After they swam around for a while they balanced back out and both legs were under water again.

Is this normal? What exactly is going on?


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Baby Swan Legs -- Edwin -- 11 June 2006
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