- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - More than 80 swans that call Lakeland home are getting a medical checkup thanks to city workers.

Nearly two dozen employees hit the city’s lake before the sun came up on Wednesday and caught 81 swans.

A veterinarian will give them their yearly medical checkup, as has been done for the past 33 years.

The Lakeland Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1sPs3Ub) that Lakeland’s swans descend from a pair that England’s Queen Elizabeth donated to the city in 1957. They live on Lake Morton in downtown Lakeland and have become symbols of the city.

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Information from: The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.), http://www.theledger.com

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