Monday, March 16, 2015

A Quiet Menace

Mute Swans look pretty and actually make for nice photographic subjects.  However, their impact as an invasive species on the habitat they inhabit, through their voracious appetites and their overly aggressive nature toward other waterfowl and even humans, has had an negative effect on several species of native waterfowl in Michigan, including the threatened Trumpeter Swan and Common Loon.

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