There is no two ways about it, Swans are beautiful but boy are they jerks. Check it out on Youtube, you will find one “gee, this swan is nice” video for every hundred “gee, this swan is attacking me for no reason” video. Recently at Bombay Hook NWR I witnessed the true jerkiness of the swan. This was a Mute Swan, not native to our area. So was it a well mannered guest? No, not so much. He quickly transformed into jerk mode (see below) and raised some hell.