Getting rid of native swan populations

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Treebird, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Treebird

    Treebird Chirping

    Dec 18, 2012
    OK, this is something I'm a little curious about. On-line you can find several articles where people are working hard to eradicate native swan populations that have taken over in some areas of the US and have become a nuisance. I know many people here with lovely ponds that have dreamed of having swans but couldn't afford them. I guess I'm wondering if there is any way that these swans could be relocated instead of killed? A friend of mine has a white mute male that is 4 years old and doesn't have a mate. This swan was given to him and he takes really good care of him but he cannot afford a female. If they are getting rid of out of control populations, then why not find ways to get them placed into good homes? Also if they are a nuisance and very plentiful, then why the high price??
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    One of those strange situations you see, with wildlife and its so called management, all the time. In one area they thrive normally because their natural predators have been wiped out, while in another once native area they are rare because they where classed as a pest and those populations where destroyed.

    So it depends on where you live as to whether they are rare or a pest. Along with that goes the price element.
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    You could always find homes for some, but not hundreds. You also face the challenge of bad owners who abuse or neglect their new pet when it doesn't behave like a domestic duck or goose, it is still a wild animal. Not a pet IMO
  4. Treebird

    Treebird Chirping

    Dec 18, 2012
    What about finding them a good home? Like I said I know where some would have a good home.
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Like ChickieBooBoo said, finding homes for them would help some, but not hundreds. And, if I'm not mistaken, swans can be pretty aggressive as well as being big.

    I don't think I'd want any swans on my property. Canadian geese are bad enough. :lol:

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