MY daughter and the female swan have come to an understanding. Slowly day by day, she talks to her and offers her a bit of a snack. Sometimes the male is there with her and sometimes not. If the male is there, he watches and guards while she comes up to eat. Today, Barb was able to actually pet the Swan (not recommended!) and she was so excited. My camera was not working well but I did manage to zoom in from the den window and capture this bonding. Remember that Swans are wild and very agressive so don't think you can just walk up to one. Their jaws are very strong and could really do damage to fingers and legs if they feel threatened. Barb has always had a way with animals and creatures though and even picks up small green lizards and they will rest on the warmth of her hand. I tried picking up a little one a few years ago after seeing her do this and he bit me so hard that I was trying to shake him off of my hand and there he was hanging on with his little lizard teeth! Won't do that again-ha!