In Germany, a swan that had just lost its partner remained on a train track for nearly an hour. The grieving bird thus stopped 23 trains. The German police reported this today.
The facts date back to December 23rd. Two swans flew near the railway line between Kassel and Göttingen, in the center of Germany.
According to police, the female probably got entangled with her wings in the railway’s power cables and died in that way.
However, the male did not want to budge and stayed on the train track with his deceased partner. The fire brigade made several attempts to get the animal off the tracks and eventually had to use special equipment to get both animals off the track.
The male was released into a river further on.
In total, 23 trains were delayed by almost an hour.