Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/27

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Subject: [Leica] Blue Grouse
From: rangefinder at (Didier Ludwig)
Date: Mon Sep 27 07:16:52 2004
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Swans can be quite aggressive. They can easily brake your arm with their 
wings. When my dog was very young he's got heavily bashed by some swan moms 
protecting their babies. He respected swans for the rest of his life.
And once I met a weasel in the forest. It was defending it's nest (with 
cubs inside probably), hissing at us and it did not move one inch away when 
I and my dog came closer. Really brave... I took the dog away before he's 
got a scratched nose...

>Although my story is nothing in comparison to yours, I was no less 
>surprised when this swan attacked me right after I shot this photo. The 
>fisheye lens makes him appear at a distance but he was only 5-6 feet away.
>His mate was somewhere in the distance with some tiny signets.

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