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Surfer Birds

Surfer Birds

Australian black swan with cygnet (credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone who thinks that only humans know how to enjoy themselves should reconsider that notion. Four black swans certainly seem to be enjoying themselves at a surf spot on Queensland's Gold Coast by repeatedly catching the next wave. According to Australians who were at the iconic Kirra beach, four black swans started catching waves and doing so several times. The swans knew the wave was and when to catch it. One of the birds scaught the peak, set a perfect surf line, and rode it all the way to the beach.

A human surfer captured some video of the remarkable bit of bird behavior. Only one question remains...does everyone surf in Australia? WHB

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