Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Britain faces airborne threat from Germany

61 years after the end of World War II Britain is once again under attack by airborne raiders from Germany. This time there are no bombers, fighters or waves of V2 rockets. Instead it's them pesky German swans.

It turns out that the swan found dead in Scotland is now reported to have come from Germany. It's not known if the bird flew across and died quickly or floated across after it died. Either way it would appear that this was the first bird to come to Britain with bird flu (and be found) and may not have had time to infect others.

That's good news for the chicken population of the British Isles who should now be able to get back to clucking around outdoors without having to keep an eye out for incoming swans.

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