This Mute Swan is a new arrival at McInnish Park in Carrollton, Texas.

This individual was observed preening and interacting with a a buoy anchored in a small pond. The buoy is used to mark off a radio controled boat course.

It appears the swan has somehow wrapped the buoy’s tether across the back of its neck. The swan’s irritation with his predicament is obvious in the video.

Still, from the view provided by this video, it seems a simple task for the swan to extricate himself. If the swan would just bob its head under water and then move it slightly to the side, he should be able to free himself.

Indeed, within the hour, the swan solved the puzzle and successfully escaped.

County Dallas
City Carrollton
Date Apr 5, 2012
Time of Day Morning
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Partly Cloudy
Habitat Water-Bog/Marsh/Swamp
Type of Behavior Irritation
Gender Uncertain
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Mute Swan Observation Location