A Mad Swan. Yes, a mad swan is what I remember. No, I can’t really explain why because I don’t know. Something about a staged story of a fake poacher and a swan. A very, very mad swan. Like, really mad. And if swans don’t really do it for you, the world famous squirrel and dog duo make a most welcomed appearance. But I digress: Fox Movietone News Story 14-633 reels 1 and 2. Title: Mad Swan in Tanglewood. Date: May 22-23, 1932. Location: Tanglewood, Long Island, New York. These things will always compose some strange memory of a place far, far away with the acronym MIRC which kind of sounds like my boss’s name, Mark.
“DID YOU KNOW!?” fact time: Did you know that swans were almost extinct in the US during the 1930’s? A lot of protection measures were apparently taken to preserve their population. And there you have it: Mad Swan in Tanglewood from 1932 is exactly what they did in that decade to protect the near extinct species of birds. They purposefully pissed them off – until, on this fateful day, the swan was like, “Okay, one day I will come back in the form of millions and kill you all. Prepare for swan war! Also known from this day forth as SWAR WORLD I!” Be warned. I also learned when researching for this blog that swans do not attack humans without a given cause and that they have the ability to recognize a person that has been nice to them in the past. Please, I beg you to remember this. It could mean your life.