DEEP Warns of ‘Aggressive' Swans in Newtown

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning residents and visitors in Newtown to be on the lookout for aggressive swans in town.

DEEP said the mute swans were reported on Lake Zoar near Alpine Drive. Officials also warned there may be a nest near the “umbrella” pavilion in the area.[[389096261, C]]

Officials said swans may be aggressive toward humans when protecting their nests, and may be violent enough to cause small boats to capsize.

The DEEP implemented new protocols regarding swans after officials euthanized a mute swan this past spring.

Anyone who sees swans or other wildlife threatening public safety should call DEEP Dispatch at (860) 424-3333. For more information visit the DEEP website.[[389095831, C]]

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