The city, located in the West Flanders province, has about 120 swans in its care. It will now stop feeding them, starting this Sunday, and, from Monday, fences will be erected around their feeding places. This will make it easier to attract them with food on Thursday, when they are scheduled to be caught.
Most of the swans can fly but, generally, they only do so when pursued. To prevent them from flying away, the competent services in Brugge will have to take precautions when catching them.