It’s time for the Lakeland swans to see the doctor

Local News

If you see a lot of swans in pens at Lake Morton today don’t be alarmed, it’s time for the 38th Annual Swan Roundup.

Lakeland Parks & Recreation employees will be gathering the swans to get them ready for their annual veterinary check-up.

The swans will be confined in large holding pens on the south side of the lake for their annual wellness examinations with Dr. Patricia Mattson. The exams start at 8:00 a.m. 

The original swans on Lake Morton were donated by Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom in 1957. 

The Annual Swan Round-Up allows the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to closely monitor the health and vitality of Lakeland’s swan population.  

The roundup began in 1980 and has continued every year since then. 

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