Giant swan shows dog who is boss / Condor snuggles with a man

Top: mean bird. Bottom: nice bird.

Swan:

A conflict arises between a dog and a swan in Strasbourg, France that is captured on camera. The dog's owner makes the right decision in not fleeing from the swan. Showing an act of dominance may have prevented the swan from physically attacking them. Luckily the situation didn't escalate and the swan retreated, but the pooch remained curious. It's not uncommon for dogs to be curious about other animals, especially when it's the first time they see them.

The owner strokes the dog to keep it calm and keeps him on a leash, which is very considerate of her. If the dog was able to run free, than this video would have been one of a dog-swan quarrel. Swan attacks are rare but not uncommon, and there have been instances in the news where swans attack even humans that entered their territory.

This swan had other things in mind, including showing off his grandeur and huge wings, so you can say it was more of a boasting situation that one of a threatening kind. The swan then leaves the scene to mind its business and all is good again.

Although we're accustomed to seeing white swans, there are also black swans that are much rarer and even more beautiful. These creatures do exist, it's not just a famous movie title.

Condor:

Footage of a baby condor approaching and nuzzling his rescuer went viral on social media but partly for the wrong reasons. Nestor David who filmed the video told Storyful that his cousin Edgardo Della Gaspera rescued the young bird after it fell from its nest and was caring for him when the footage was filmed last month. The video attracted much attention after some reports incorrectly claimed that the bird had flown down to visit Della Gaspera. However, a local article citing him corrected the claim, saying that the bird was still in Della Gaspera’s care and too young to fly. According to David, the condor is still living with Della Gaspera and is roaming around his farm freely. David shared two other videos of the bird that show him taking a bath and running towards the camera when he hears his name, Condorito. Credit: Facebook/Nestor David via Storyful

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