Long-time bachelor Otis the swan finds love in Stratford
Otis met his female companion while wintering in Stratford, city officials say
Otis the swan has returned to Victoria Park and he's brought a female companion with him.
The City of Kitchener tweeted Otis met the swan while wintering in Stratford. Otis spends his winter in the facility where the swans from the Avon River in Stratford go when the snow flies.
Otis has been single since 2012 when his previous mate died. Other attempts to hook Otis up have not been successful.
The city says the female swan does not have a name and they are now running a contest.
Some people tweeted suggestions that included: Swany McSwanface, Redding, Amelia, Mila, Lady MacBeth, Phoebe and Percival.
City staff also noted there is a third trumpeter swan at Victoria Park, but it's not from Stratford.
"We're trying to find his home as he has pretty prominent tags on him. For now he's hanging out with Otis and his companion as a (very happy) third wheel," the city tweeted.
BIG NEWS! Otis the swan is a bachelor no-more! He (finally!) found a new female companion while on vacation in <a href="https://twitter.com/cityofstratford?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@cityofstratford</a> this winter. Only problem is - she doesn't have a name! <br><br>Submit your name ideas for a chance to win a prize! <a href="https://t.co/woDGge0wMc">https://t.co/woDGge0wMc</a> <a href="https://t.co/hsoiL0BpoF">pic.twitter.com/hsoiL0BpoF</a>—@CityKitchener