Principled Gifting I

Of the five cygnets from 2015, three were placed on LBK.  The two males from Susie and Sully were designated as "excess" since the "territories" were full and no other male swans had met their demise.  So, once captured, the two males were transported to Camelot Lakes until a suitable home could be secured.


I received a phone call from a local woman who was moving to a farm in Tennessee who had seen the swans from a window overlooking the golf course while caring for an LBK hospice patient.  Perfect!  Plenty of space, a farmer, an animal lover, a seeker of a perfect retirement lifestyle.


To transport animals out of Florida requires a permit showing the animal to be disease-free and with a permanent identifier.  The swans were already microchipped and, after some lab work and a health certificate, were all set for the trip.  But then things seemed to fall apart for this good soul, and it was best to rescind the offer.


​Better safe then sorry, and the right decision was made on behalf of the swans.

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