Pelican Braves Wrath of Mirror Pond Swans

Bend residents who live near this city’s waterfront early this afternoon were eagerly awaiting a meeting between “Clyde,” pugnacious Mirror Pond swan, and a visiting pelican. Shortly after the noon hour today, the big-billed bird, probably a visitor from the Klamath Lakes, was cruising leisurely around the Mirror Pond still unsighted by “Clyde.”

Pelicans have visited the Mirror Pond before, but never remained long, due to the animosity of the battling swan.

Source: The Bend Bulletin ©1935