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    Default Swans lead their cygnets across the road

    Any parent keeps a close eye on their brood when they're out and about next to busy roads.
    Especially when the youngsters in question are only a month old and are covered in fluffy feathers.
    This family of swans turned heads as they waddled through the Cornish resort of Perranporth on a 500-yard trek from the beach to their home on a boating lake.


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    What's for supper? One of the swans checks out a fish and chip shop
    The cob and pen safely guided the eight cygnets along the pavements - but their parenting skills seemed to desert them at a zebra crossing as they marched the chicks up the middle of the road.
    Dave Quinell, who took these pictures, said: 'When I saw them they were lined up outside the fish and chip shop looking into the window. Seeing them on the high street was surreal.'


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    Swanning along: Someone's clearly not been reading their Green Cross Code properly
    Retired RSPCA warden Rex Harper, 71, says he knows the family of swans well and suggested they learnt road safety by watching shoppers.
    He said: 'The female knows the area pretty well so they may well have seen other people going over the crossing and picked it up.
    'But you can't say that swans are super intelligent because they're not. Maybe they thought it was a pelican crossing for birds.'


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    That's more like it! The family makes its way along the pavement (top). And home... the birds return to the boating lake (bottom)


    Pictured: Road-safe swans lead their cygnets across the road...using a zebra crossing | Mail Online

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    I would love to see them!
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    aww how cute is that??????
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    I saw some today hanging out on the village green by the pond, and some geese, cute to see from afar but I don't fancy getting too close

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    oh, what a cute family!

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    ^ they are, what cute pics

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    I named the cygnets at The Omni!!!!!!!!!
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