Beautiful swan rears ugly goose

A beautiful mute swan is rearing an ugly goose - to the amazement of staff at a wetland centre in Gloucestershire.

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Swan rears goose

Swan raising gosling Credit: James Lees

Wardens at Slimbridge were surprised to see a mute swan rearing a goose.

It may look like a cygnet but its yellow brown down gives it away. The differences will become more apparent in the coming weeks. Staff aren't sure how she ended up hatching the gosling but now they're inseparable.

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