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Oakland County community's leaders take no action on plan to make it easier to kill mute swans

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WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Michigan — Leaders in an Oakland County community have decided to take no action on a plan that would have made it easier to eliminate mute swans.

The Oakland Press of Pontiac reports (http://bit.ly/1giALFZ ) that at Monday's meeting by Waterford Township trustees the majority of speakers wanted the swans left alone.

An aggressive swan on Maceday and Lotus lakes prompted the board to discuss a resolution that would have cleared the path to allow removal of swan eggs and the killing of aggressive swans. Now, those in the area must request permission from the state.

Michigan officials say the birds are an invasive, nonnative species with a destructively voracious appetite for vegetation. Mute swans have been in the state for about a century.


Online:

http://www.michigan.gov/muteswans


Information from: The Oakland Press, http://www.theoaklandpress.com

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