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Was paddling along the river and got stuck behind 3 swans going slowly and taking up the river. At no point did they attempt to pull over to let me through and in the end, I was forced to overtake on a blind bend !

None of them was wearing hi-viz, although 2 claimed that white was ok.

They don't pay the waterways tax, have no insurance and I couldn't even report them, as despite saying they had a registration number, it was conveniently "under the water".

I am outraged!

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StraelGuy [1473 posts] 4 weeks ago
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Bloody swans no!

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hawkinspeter [2117 posts] 4 weeks ago
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There's one person that can help

 

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hawkinspeter [2117 posts] 4 weeks ago
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Now, I don't want to be starting some kind of conspiracy theory, but isn't it peculiar that everyone knows that the Queen owns all of the Mute Swans, yet no-one talks about how Prince Charles is patron of the RSST? (Red Squirrel Survival Trust)

 

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brooksby [3378 posts] 4 weeks ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

Now, I don't want to be starting some kind of conspiracy theory, but isn't it peculiar that everyone knows that the Queen owns all of the Mute Swans, yet no-one talks about how Prince Charles is patron of the RSST? (Red Squirrel Survival Trust)

If Her Maj owns the Mute swans, does that mean that the Bewicks, Hoopers, etc are all fair game?

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hawkinspeter [2117 posts] 4 weeks ago
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brooksby wrote:
hawkinspeter wrote:

Now, I don't want to be starting some kind of conspiracy theory, but isn't it peculiar that everyone knows that the Queen owns all of the Mute Swans, yet no-one talks about how Prince Charles is patron of the RSST? (Red Squirrel Survival Trust)

If Her Maj owns the Mute swans, does that mean that the Bewicks, Hoopers, etc are all fair game?

Yep, go knock yourself out. I'd recommend finding a good restaurant that serves it, though expect to be presented with a large bill.

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PRSboy [288 posts] 4 weeks ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:
brooksby wrote:
hawkinspeter wrote:

Now, I don't want to be starting some kind of conspiracy theory, but isn't it peculiar that everyone knows that the Queen owns all of the Mute Swans, yet no-one talks about how Prince Charles is patron of the RSST? (Red Squirrel Survival Trust)

If Her Maj owns the Mute swans, does that mean that the Bewicks, Hoopers, etc are all fair game?

Yep, go knock yourself out. I'd recommend finding a good restaurant that serves it, though expect to be presented with a large bill.

Don't you mean beak?yes

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hawkinspeter [2117 posts] 4 weeks ago
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PRSboy wrote:
hawkinspeter wrote:
brooksby wrote:
hawkinspeter wrote:

Now, I don't want to be starting some kind of conspiracy theory, but isn't it peculiar that everyone knows that the Queen owns all of the Mute Swans, yet no-one talks about how Prince Charles is patron of the RSST? (Red Squirrel Survival Trust)

If Her Maj owns the Mute swans, does that mean that the Bewicks, Hoopers, etc are all fair game?

Yep, go knock yourself out. I'd recommend finding a good restaurant that serves it, though expect to be presented with a large bill.

Don't you mean beak?yes

Nicholas Angel: Yes Mr. Staker, we'll do everything we can. Can you describe it?
Peter Ian Staker: It's about two-feet tall, long slender neck, kinda orange and black bill...
Nicholas Angel: Anything else?
Peter Ian Staker: Well... it's a swan.

 

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EdelmiraDimucci [4 posts] 3 weeks ago
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It is unbelievable that a swan can do this. Actually, after watching swan cartoons, I had an opinion that swans are very cool and calm.