Saturday, March 29, 2008



Swan Reunited With Beloved Paddleboat
MUENSTER, Germany — Petra the black swan has been reunited with her beloved swan-shaped paddleboat after a failed romance with a real bird.

Officials at a Muenster zoo where Petra has been spending the winter took her to a nearby lake Friday and released her next to the paddleboat — shaped like a giant white swan.

Petra, a black swan, swims next to a boat shaped like an outsized white swan after she was taken back to the Aasee in Muenster, Germany, Friday, March 28, 2008. In 2006, Petra, became so attached to the boat that she refused to leave its side. Officials at a zoo in Muenster finally parted bird and boat last week after Petra settled down with a real white swan. But the romance was short-lived. (AP

Petra became so attached to the boat back in 2006 that she refused to leave its side. When winter came around, she and the boat were taken into the zoo.

In recent months, Petra had struck up a relationship with a real white swan. However, he abandoned her last weekend — and officials decided to reunite her with the boat, which was returned to its owner only last week.

Zoo director Joerg Adler said it was too early to tell whether Petra will stay with the boat this time.


Anonymous said...

Oh my! I hope things work out for Petra.

Renie Burghardt said...

Aww, poor Petra! Hope another real swan swims her way.

Have a good night and a wonderful Sunday, Patty!


gmj said...

A little sad? Unrequited love is always sad, some ladies just fall for the love em' and leave em' fellas. :)

Merle said...

Dear Patty ~~ Have been reading the posts I missed and as usual loved them all. Poor Petra, Loved the Freedom story, the New and Old words and the photo of the squirrel is great and I also looked at Abe's ones. Love the garbage truck story, what a good attitude to have. My heartfelt wishes for your sister-in-law and I pray that she gets well very soon.
Thank you for your welcome home, I had a great time, but always good to get home and back with my blogger friends. We haven't heard when Vicki's brain surgery will happen -early in April.
Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

Old Wom Tigley said...

How sad is that... the poor thing.