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Old Nov 15, 2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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Default 82K...A Survivor

This is 82K one of the first group of Trumpeter Swans reintroduced to the "lower 48, nearly 25 years ago. She's be 25, on June 15th, 2014. In 1989, a group went to Minto Flats, east of Fairbanks, Alaska and gathered viable Trumpeter Swan eggs to be hatched and released in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.
The last survivor of that first group started out at egg U-2. After hatching, she and others were raised in captivity with minimal human contact, for two years and released. She's raised a large number of cygnets and even at her age still keeps mate. She still has some pellets in her, after being shot years ago. Her mate at that time was killed. They were behind some reeds, so the pictures are blurred, but this old gal deserves to be seen.







For those of you who are interested in the Trumpeter Swan restoration project, here's a link to an article on the program.

http://www.jsonline.com/sports/outdo...180709761.html

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Old Nov 15, 2013, 2:18 PM   #2
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Very cool. She certainly has earned her recognition, no doubt. Thanks for the photos.
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Thanks smac. I wasn't able to see the collar when I was shooting. Only when looking at the pics on the computer did I see it was her, otherwise I'd have kept shooting. Was there for the cranes that day and just took a few swan shots because they were there.
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This a great story about this old gal! Still going strong after all these years! Only if we can get President Obama to send her a certificate just like those sent to a hundred year old human citizen. Thank you very much for sharing the pictures!
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Thanks for the comment, WCKSer.
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