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Police Scotland officers escort swan in Knightswood avenue

Seeing police officers in time in Knightswood is not an uncommon sight.

But seeing police officers escorting a swan down a residential street is not something you see every day.

Twitter user Laura Kelly spied on two police officers on Thursday morning who were escorting a swan.

When she posted on the social media platform, she said, “She’s actually howling at this this morning in Knightswood.”

Howl about it in Knightswood this morning ????

– LAURA ✌️. (@lauraKelly__X) March 11, 2021

Swans can be aggressive – especially in spring.

When you approach one at this time of year, they have been known to hiss and flutter, although they are still unlikely to harm you.

In cities across the UK, police can often be seen escorting swan families – to protect both the birds and the public.

Last year officials drove a bird home after it was reported “running amok” on a street in north Belfast.

And there have been reports of something similar from the Isle of Bute in the past, when a family of swans who lived in the grounds of Rothesay Castle took a walk between their home territory and the open sea.