For the first time in six years, the city of Lakeland plans to sell some of its iconic swans, The Ledger reports. The reason: overpopulation. An estimated 80 of the regal creatures squeeze into a habitat that can support around 50, leading to territorial squabbles and more dangerous venturing onto Lake Morton Drive, city officials say. ALSO: Black swan finds a new mate | Invading Lake Morton turkey ignites name furor

Source: The Ledger

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