This is not the first time a swan has held up traffic on this bridge
THE Gardaí are called to resolve all kinds of incidents, but this is one of the more unusual ones.
A swan caused some disruption to traffic yesterday on the Samuel Beckett bridge in central Dublin after it nestled down and refused to move.
When the swan seemed unlikely to move of its own accord, Gardaí had to be called to the scene to help.
Thankfully the Gardaí saw the humour in the situation.
They tweeted: "Gardai called to traffic jam on Sam Beck Bridge, suspect seen 'swanning' around."
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) June 19, 2016
This is not the first time that a swan had caused traffic on the Samuel Beckett bridge.
In 2014, a swan was seen walking along the same bridge causing cars to move to the bus lane to avoid it.
Scroll down to see Twitter's best responses to the swan incident...
Another swan caused traffic problems on the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway last year.
— Galway Latin Quarter (@GalwayLatinQtr) June 6, 2015
One Twitter user offered a reason for the swans' behaviour:
@GardaTraffic They mistake wet roads near rivers as part of the river. Keep that in mind when driving on wet roads near rivers!
— Nigel McArdle (@Macygrey22) June 19, 2016
The tweet sent by the Gardaí inspired many swan-based puns, read some of best below:
@GardaTraffic maybe rename it Sam Peck Bridge
— Martin Ryan (@leerbord) June 19, 2016
— RealJohnWeldon (@JohnelnWeldon) June 19, 2016
— Daver (@Daverichardsn) June 19, 2016