- Associated Press - Sunday, October 26, 2014

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio wildlife officials say trumpeter swans are making a comeback along Lake Erie.

The numbers are increasing after federal wildlife officials removed and killed aggressive invasive swans that were pushing the trumpeters out along the lake near Port Clinton.

The white trumpeter swans that have a black bill are native to Ohio and are considered a threatened species.

They had disappeared from Ohio until the state brought them back in the mid-1990s.

Ohio wildlife officials tell The News-Messenger (http://ohne.ws/1xdRM6d ) newspaper in Port Clinton that the state’s swan management plan is working.

Wildlife agents in eastern Ohio are trying to control the invasive swan population by stopping the birds’ eggs from hatching. They say the invasive swans aren’t good for the habitat.

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