UPDATE: Search still on for trumpeter swan missing from LaSalle Park

Benneian said Wednesday she was relieved, but “disturbed to hear that somebody was trying to take a swan.”

She said trumpeter swans aren’t protected by the Endangered Species Act.

“But no one is supposed to be interfering with migrating waterfowl.”

Benneian said the trumpeter swans, which coalition members have tagged to help conserve the population, are accustomed to human contact.

“If you’ve ever been down to LaSalle Park, they’re pretty blase about people being around them.”

But Ace’s absence is odd, Benneian said.

“It’s gone missing from the beach and its family is still there, and that’s very unusual.”

On Thursday, The Spectator received tips about possible Ace sightings.

Daphne Jeffree said she saw a swan sitting on the edge of the lake at Bayfront Park in Hamilton Saturday.

“It looked to me as if it was frozen into the water. It bothered me so much I went back and checked,” she wrote in an email. “But thankfully it had made its way over to the body of water behind the Macassa Boat Club … Just wondered if it could be Ace.”

Perhaps, but Ace was last spotted Sunday — a day later — at LaSalle Park, so …

Another tipster, said she saw two motorists pulled over on the Highway 403 off-ramp at Main Street West to help an errant swan.

“They were both obviously trying to help this swan off the road,” Karen Cumming said. “I just thought I would put it out there.”

Benneian said the coalition knows about that swan. It’s not Ace.


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