When I started walking by the Lake with walking sticks, I felt like I was the only one. But I see more and more people with sticks. I certainly won’t say that I set an example! But that’s a fact. And I see more and more swimmers, while the water temperature is barely above 5°C. I didn’t set an example there! and I’m not going to follow either! On the bike path more and more cyclists. The usual “sportsmen” of course but a lot of older cyclists with electrically assisted bicycles. For pleasure of course, but also to take children to school or go shopping. On the shore of the Lake many dogs with their mistresses and/or their masters. Especially border-collies and Australian shepherds, they are « fashionable »! A few swans were found dead. Dogs were accused. In fact, it seems that the swans swallow a sort of grass that they love but cannot digest. And the poor animals die. The solution? The authorities have found it: the police fine the owners of dogs not held on leashes. Probably effective, isn’t it?
Hopefully the real cause of the swans’ deaths can be found out. But the dogs on leashes then can’t be blamed unfairly.
Dogs have no lawers to assist them, unfortunately…
When you have swans and ducks about they really need to use leashes. Thanks for the update
Most of those dogs don’t care about swans and ducks. They just want to run and play. Of course there are a few exceotions…
Hope the rest of the swans are safe!
This morning I saw a swan that was making its nest to brood.