Special swan escort
A FAMILY of swans has undertaken a perilous journey through Innaloo.
The five cygnets and their parents were spotted making their way across traffic on May 20.
City of Stirling security officers discovered the swans on Odin Road in Innaloo, near Cedric Street, about 9.30am.
They spent 90 minutes escorting the family across busy roads, even stopping vehicles on Scarborough Beach Road to let them cross, until they reached Jackadder Lake in Woodlands.
Community safety manager Laurie Crouch praised the three staff who helped the birds.
Doubleview resident Beverley told Community News she saw the officers guiding the birds across Barnes Street in Innaloo in the morning, then again an hour and a half later.
She believed the swans had travelled from Lake Gwelup, a distance of about 3.5km to Jackadder Lake.
But the family may have had an even riskier start to the day, with parents and babies spotted crossing Mitchell Freeway near Stirling station after 7am.
Anabela De Abreu was driving south on the freeway when traffic stopped.
“Much to our surprise, the beautiful creatures were right beside us as we drove by. Our hearts broke for the little family, just lost and in 100 per cent harm’s way, but managed to survive through it all. The drivers were all very cautious and patient,” she said.
swans on their journey to Jackadder Lake.