Monday, November 27, 2006
Ananova reported in an undated article that Peter the black swan is in love. With a swan-shaped plastic boat. He's so much in love, in fact, that he refused to fly south for the winter without his best girl.
Biologists in Muenster, north-western Germany, say the rare Black Australian Swan has been showing all the typical signs of love for its species, circling its plastic lover, staring endlessly at it and making crooning noises.
Boat-owner Peter Overschmidt has agreed not to lock his boat away for the winter.
He said: "When you see how Peter circles the swan boat you know there could be no other option, it's the centre of his life."
Hearing about Peter's plight Allwetter Zoo then agreed that both Peter and the boat could spend the winter on their pond near the elephant enclosure, which is more protected from the elements than the lake.
Ain't love grand?