SWANS have been causing a flap on a housing estate in scenes likened to comedy film Hot Fuzz.
Two of the notoriously grumpy white birds were seen strutting down a residential road, prompting a warning to drivers.
They said on Facebook: “Please be mindful of the Swans in James Avenue. They appear to be on the wander in the area, and can be difficult to see in the snow.”
In reaksie daarop, quick-witted locals joked that the swans had ruffled a few feathers.
References to 2007 movie Hot Fuzz were rife.
In the British comedy, ex-Met cop PC Nicholas Angel, gespeel deur Simon Pegg, and his bumbling partner PC Danny Butterman (Nick Frost) chase an antisocial swan through the fictional village of Sandford.
But they fail to catch the irate bird — resulting in one busybody local saying to the press: “No luck catching them swans then?”
The police appeal attracted hundreds of likes and comments when it later appeared on the Wiltshire 999 webwerf.
Using quotes from the film, Rhys Taylor joked: “It’s about two feet tall, long slender neck, kind of black and orange bill.”
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While Patrick Warren declared: “It’s for the greater good!”
Ciaran Good chimed in: “It’s just the one swan, eintlik. ”
Shaun Weston advised: “Tell them to clear off and stop swanning around!”
And Dave Bancroft asked: “Where are they? Can’t see them in the picture.”
Wiltshire Police were approched for comment.