I really should get cable TV, if I want to keep up. Anyway:
Experts have told of their surprise after witnessing a rare “divorce” between a pair of swans at a Gloucestershire wildfowl sanctuary.
The Bewick’s swans have returned to winter at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre at Slimbridge – but both have brought new partners.
It is only the second time in more than 40 years that a “separation” has been recorded at the centre.
Staff have described the new couplings as “bizarre”.
Mind you, this ‘bizarre’ thing is coming from people who apparently can tell swans apart by their ‘unique bill pattern.’ Although if one of the swans suddenly bought a cap, a leather jacket, and a sports car, that might also be a tell…