Although, the Huffington Post reports that a witness saw the bird eventually get up again after lying on the shore for a few anxious moments.
Several pictures posted to Facebook show the woman hauling the bird from the shores of Lake Ohrid in Macedonia. The swan appears to resist, his body contorting as he struggles to return to the water.
The birds, according to Macedonia Online, had become accustomed to tourists over the years and were easily approachable.
Once the woman was done posing with this swan, the newspaper added, she dumped him on the ground and returned to her tour bus.