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Swan and a tractor: A love story


They say love comes in all shapes and sizes - a phrase that couldn't be more fitting when it comes to a bond between a tractor and a swan.

In the landscape surrounding a hotel in Germany, an eight-year-old swan named "Schwani" has developed a strange infatuation with a blue tractor.

The hotelier, Herman Josef Hericks, says Schwani just can't get enough of the mechanical companion.

Residents of Schwani's village in northwestern Germany say the improbable love affair has been going on for years.

According to Mr. Hericks, experts can't pinpoint why he is so crazy about the tractor, but they think Schwani might have been exposed to loud machines when he was young.