Whenever you think you’re having a bad day, just remember this swan. Pictures taken yesterday show the poor bird on a pond in Korla, Xinjiang with its beak entirely frozen shut. It can’t cry, it can’t eat and it’s unclear what happened, exactly, considering all those other swans and ducks floating around it with perfectly usable beaks.
Temperatures in Korla dropped down to as low as -7 °c yesterday. We sincerely hope someone thawed this swan’s beak.