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Florida city sells excess swans after Queen Elizabeth's gift leads to overpopulation

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Florida city sells excess swans after Queen Elizabeth's gift leads to overpopulationA Florida city has sold off three dozen swans to ease an overpopulation crisis. Lakeland’s signature swans swamped the city, more than 60 years after Queen Elizabeth II gifted it a pair of the birds. Lakeland, situated just east...
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Elizabeth II Elizabeth II Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms since 1952

Florida city sells swans after Queen's gift leads to overpopulation

Queen Elizabeth II's donation to Lakeland, Florida in 1957 was a gift that kept on giving too much.
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A Florida City Is Selling Some of Its Beloved Swans

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Lakeland, Florida Lakeland, Florida City in Florida, United States

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Florida Florida State in the southeastern United States

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