Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Solo on the Mend

The rest and peace and quiet seem to be bearing fruit for Solo, for she is now using her legs more, still with a slight limp. Full use of the legs is essential for survival, needed for running to take off and escape. 

It may be that Solo has been intentionally separated from her family if she was injured, swan parents often shun a cygnet that appears to have some illness, Popeye and Penny did it a few years back to one of their own with an injured a leg - The reasons are simple, it is to avoid the other cygnets catching what might be ailing the sick one.

Anyway Solo is on the mend eating grass lettuce and wheat, and keeping a wary eye on me too !

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