State environmental officials are warning people about reports of aggressive Mute Swans in Newtown.
The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says the swans were reported on Lake Zoar near Alpine Drive. There also may be a nest located near the wooden roofed “umbrella” pavilion, a recreation and picnic area used by many visitors of the area. DEEP says swans can be particularly aggressive toward boaters when protecting their nests.
People on the water have indicated to DEEP that the swans have caused their small boats to capsize.
Any cases in which swans or other wildlife species are causing a threat to public safety should be reported to DEEP through their 24-hour hotline: 860-424-3333.