LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Four baby swans are set to be put down, and their father could too if his owner doesn't come forward soon.
This news is not settling well with neighbors who adore these swans. But, Arkansas Game and Fish said they're a threat to other wild-life and even humans.
Larry and Sandra Fite said that they've heard the swans call all day on Wednesday. The couple believes the sound, coming from a female Trumpeter Swan, shows that she misses her family.
"It was real sad, I mean I had gotten so attached to them," Sandra Fite said.
"I thought it was a bass tournament. There were so many boats," Larry Fire said.
Boats from Arkansas Game Fish captured the four baby swans (cygnets), and the father on Wednesday morning along Harris Break Lake just a few miles south of Perryville.
"They are just real soothing, relaxing to watch, they are beautiful birds," Larry Fite said.