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   Undertoad  Wednesday Apr 11 12:48 PM

April 11, 2007: Swan feeds carp



Nature gone wrong day two: the official cap says a black swan feeds carp at a wildlife park in Shenzhen, in south China's Guangdong province.

It's a nice IotD because it's colorful, but what makes this swan decide to feed fish instead of feeding itself? Maybe the bird has learned animal husbandry and is breeding these fish long-term for the finest of seafood dinners.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Apr 11 12:55 PM

This is actually caused by a fairly common condition that forces the the Swan to regurgitate it's food into the fishes' mouths.

It's called Carp Pool Funnel Syndrome.


lol!!!



piercehawkeye45  Wednesday Apr 11 12:56 PM

Partnership? Weird but the picture is cool. Colors...



mbrutsch  Wednesday Apr 11 01:09 PM

Here's a video of a baby duck feeding carp.



Spexxvet  Wednesday Apr 11 01:35 PM

I wonder if the swan lost its babies, and feels compelled to continue its mothering instincts. But with fish? Why not with a cute panda, or something?



DanaC  Wednesday Apr 11 01:46 PM

V. funny sheldon!



Sarasvati48  Wednesday Apr 11 02:31 PM

This isn't anything gone "wrong" or that strange. I've seen pics over the years of birds feeding koi or carp. It's simple mothering instinct. Birds are conditioned to drop food into any gaping, begging mouth. They will even feed people.



LabRat  Wednesday Apr 11 04:11 PM

Why just last night a medium sized chicken fed 2 adults and one child, with enough left over for 1 more adult to have lunch today.



duck_duck  Wednesday Apr 11 04:32 PM

Maybe they are kissing.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Apr 11 05:50 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
Why just last night a medium sized chicken fed 2 adults and one child, with enough left over for 1 more adult to have lunch today.
Hahaha!!!!!


littlenickyer  Wednesday Apr 11 06:08 PM

looks more like the swan is smelling them - maybe its trying to tell them they have B.O.



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Apr 11 06:48 PM

Then again, maybe he's a gynocologist.

(gonna get bitch slapped for the rest of my life for that one!)



littlenickyer  Wednesday Apr 11 06:54 PM

I'm pretty sure that's the wrong end...



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Apr 11 06:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by littlenickyer View Post
I'm pretty sure that's the wrong end...
I was playing up the fishy smell angle.

(diggin' the grave deeper for myself)


littlenickyer  Wednesday Apr 11 06:58 PM

oh good lord
if I were you, I would go into deep hiding
vengeful feminists will find you any second



Sheldonrs  Wednesday Apr 11 06:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by littlenickyer View Post
oh good lord
if I were you, I would go into deep hiding
vengeful feminists will find you any second
I know. I can smell 'em.

(oh crap! Why don't I just lay down in the street and wait for the next truck?!!!)


littlenickyer  Wednesday Apr 11 07:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
I know. I can smell 'em.

(oh crap! Why don't I just lay down in the street and wait for the next truck?!!!)
nicely done.
too bad it may be your last joke


freshnesschronic  Wednesday Apr 11 07:24 PM

I don't get why the swan doesn't eat the fish. Maybe it's not part of their diet, but birds eat fish no doubt. Plus those fish look delicious, in my opinion.



littlenickyer  Wednesday Apr 11 07:27 PM

I'm pretty sure swans eat grasses and smaller fish - the carp might be too big
However, don't think this means you can feed them
They will bite your hand, and the males will get all pissed at you for 'hitting on their woman'
not a fond memory



Elspode  Wednesday Apr 11 10:54 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
This is actually caused by a fairly common condition that forces the the Swan to regurgitate it's food into the fishes' mouths.

It's called Carp Pool Funnel Syndrome.
Dude, if it weren't for the necessity of including the pic for context, I would *so* put this in the Hall of Fame.

Excellent!


DucksNuts  Thursday Apr 12 01:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
I was playing up the fishy smell angle.

(diggin' the grave deeper for myself)
Its fairly obvious that you bat for the other team....and just as well I am tipping!!


Aliantha  Thursday Apr 12 02:29 AM

Carp taste like crap.



DucksNuts  Thursday Apr 12 05:37 AM

They're alright bled and cooked in beer Ali.



Aliantha  Thursday Apr 12 05:44 AM

the flesh is still sloppy and 'muddy' tasting though. As a food source, they're ok, but there's lots of other fish that tastes good without even trying.



Sheldonrs  Thursday Apr 12 10:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
Dude, if it weren't for the necessity of including the pic for context, I would *so* put this in the Hall of Fame.

Excellent!
Once again, fame comes so close, and then...


:-)


BigV  Thursday Apr 12 11:41 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elspode View Post
Dude, if it weren't for the necessity of including the pic for context, I would *so* put this in the Hall of Fame.

Excellent!
Psssh!

Bravo!! I love a good pun, but the groaners like these are a rare treat. Brilliant.


Sheldonrs  Thursday Apr 12 11:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Psssh!

Bravo!! I love a good pun, but the groaners like these are a rare treat. Brilliant.
I'd like to thank all the little people (Billy Barty, Herve Villachaise, Verne Troyer) for this honor!

Thanks Big!


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