Swans spotted feeding Koi fish

April 19, 2017 8:01 pm Last Updated: April 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Swans are waterfowl, some of the largest flying birds in the world. Their coloration can vary from being all white to all black, or they can have a black neck with a white body. They normally have blackish gray legs (although some have pink legs). Their bills can be yellow, black, or red and black. Swans have been known to be rather unpleasant birds, to put it mildly, they will aggressively defend their nests.

So, when you see swans, you typically keep a safe distance, a good healthy distance since they can fly around 60 miles per hour! Someone forgot to tell the Koi in this video that swans are mean! Koi are domesticated, ornamental carp (they look like really big goldfish, but they are not goldfish at all).

Koi can be blue, white, red, yellow, cream, and black. Koi are usually bottom feeders, but will come to the surface for food. They have been known to recognize the people who feed them and a group of Koi will gather near the surface when it is feeding time! This video, from Taiwan, shows two swans having something to eat and then we see a few Koi swim up.

At first, you think oh man, those Koi are going to get hurt!

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But, no, they actually get fed! The swans feed each and every one of the Koi!

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Biologists think that since the mouths of the Koi remind the swans of baby swans the birds instinctively feed the fish!

I guess swans aren’t as mean as we thought! Share away, people!