A confused snow white goose could be honking mad after being pictured trying to pass for a swan.
The barmy bird seemed unaware of the adage birds of a feather flock together after he was spotted trying to blend in with a group of over 30 swans on Wednesday afternoon. Scroll down for more...
The goose has joined a gaggle of swans in Plymouth
Photographer Nic Randall shot the unusual grouping under the Tamar Bridge in Plymouth, almost by accident.
He said the goose was doing such a good job at mimicking the swans that he did a double-take after spotting the bird's tell-tale orange beak and feet.
"I was shooting pictures of the Tamar Bridge and I noticed some swans which I was able to line-up in the foreground, which I thought was a nice touch," he explained.
"There were a couple of dozen swans. Some were sunbathing, some frolicking in the water. Suddenly I noticed that one wasn't a swan – it was a goose – it blended in so well. I did a double take. Scroll down for more...
Photographer Nic Randall said the goose was imitating his feathered friends
"He was mimicking the swans when they were flapping their wings. One moment some swans were preening and he would do the same thing and then they were frolicking.
"It was as if he'd changed species - in his mind he was a swan." It seems that the swans had no objection to the antics of their new feather-brained friend, and allowed him to remain with the group on the Tamar river.
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