Every so often, I head down to the local river by myself just before sunset, where I sit on a fallen tree with my acoustic guitar, and write tunes. Well, I found a new spot yesterday which seemed the perfect place to get those creative juices flowing. As I sat myself down, I noticed a small sign that was barely legible - it read "BEWARE OF SWAN!" I thought that was funny. Anyway, about 1/2 hr. later, 2 swans came swimming down the river, and stopped in the area I was at. They were kinda just "floating" there, not really paying attention to me. As I was making notes, my pencil tip broke, so I put my guitar down and walked about 100 ft. back to my car to grab another pencil. "Plung" Twang" "Doink"!! I turn to see one of the swans struggling to drag my guitar into the river. I ran back, yelling at the damn swan to let go of my guitar. Well, he (she?) did, and started after me! Son of a gun! Well, I grabbed a stick and finally scared this thing off (this sucker was huge - must have been on steroids). The end result was a 2 inch gash on the back of my guitar. If you ever come across a "BEWARE OF SWAN!" sign, heed the warning.