Sometimes the crane chicks want to hang out in the swamp. But the pilots want them to follow the ultralight plane. How can they get the cranes out of the swamp?
Sometimes the older whoopers try to take over the training area or even the pen at the Florida winter home where the chicks spend their first winter. It's natural for them to want to be back, but they need to learn to go off and find their own territory now. Who can chase them away?
For now, "Swamp Monster" does the job.
can see that Swamp Monster is really a pilot or crane caretaker under
a big camouflage canvas. The
shakes the canvas to make loud noises. The
like it, so they get scared. They take off running or flying to get
away! A young crane heads for something known and safe, like the
ultralight "parent." An
takes off for a safer territory.
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