but I did see where someone must've plowed through a gaggle and killed 4 on the 4th.
I've never understood those who can gleefully plow through animals with abandon. I've heard comments over the years from folks who "step on the gas" when a squirrel leaps out in front of them. Flabbergasting. Geese land in our neighborhood a couple times a year and it is not uncommon for them to stroll down the streets. Very cute, like those swans.
Maybe the conductor should have got out and opened and closed his umbrella repeatedly while shouting, "Shoo! Shoo!" I don't know if that would would have worked, but they said he made a pass, likely not a full-hearted one, though.