Swan's love affair with boat comes to an end

BERLIN, Germany Petra, a black swan, became a minor celebrity in 2006 when she became so attached to the boat -- which is shaped like an oversized white swan -- that she refused to leave its side.

Officials in the western city of Muenster decided to let her stay with it over the winter, bringing both bird and boat into a city zoo.

However, Petra met a live swan this winter. Zoo director Joerg Adler says she and her new mate -- a white swan -- are building a nest together.

The boat is to be returned to its local owner on Thursday.

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