The image does not lack charm. In Annecy, a mother swan was filmed, Monday, August 23, crossing the road with her young on a pedestrian crossing, under the amused eye of passers-by … and even the gendarmes.
In Annecy, swans are part of the postcard, but it is especially on the lake that they are most often admired. Monday, August 23, a mother and her little ones ventured out onto the road that borders Albigny beach … Careful, the mother preferred to take the pedestrian crossing. The moment was immortalized by a journalist from France 3.
The slow but assured step, four swans were filmed, crossing the road this Monday in the early evening. Coming from the vicinity of the football stadium, they quietly returned to the lake. At the head of the procession, the mother swan and behind, in single file, her three cubs. Is it a coincidence or were the birds aware of the danger, the small group did not cross the road anywhere, but took … the zebra crossing.
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Annecy: a mother swan and her cubs cross on a pedestrian crossing
The scene, which lasted about 40 seconds, seemed to amuse passers-by. Several vehicles, including a gendarme car, stopped, the time to let this rather “exceptional” convoy pass.
This is not the first time that a videographer has captured this kind of scene in Annecy. In August 2019, the municipal police officers did not hesitate to get off their bikes to escort a small family of swans.
In what is nicknamed “the little Venice of the Alps”, the swans are the object of all attention. The swan population has fallen sharply in recent years due to urbanization, but also because many young were drowning in the Thiou, the river that crosses the city. To avoid these accidents, the city had installed an “anti-drowning” dam in June 2019.
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