Does exist but seem pretty rare, can be found next to or in water tiles/rivers.
Extremely difficult to hunt due to it being in the water. Tracking in the water is like trying to knock out a boulder. You also can't sneak and swans fly away upon detection, making it not worth the effort to hunt these majestic creatures. A swan produces about 17 cuts of meat, swan fat and swan-skin.
Real life context
- Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) - English Wikipedia article
- Laulujoutsen (Lagopus lagopus) - Finnish Wikipedia article
The exact species of swan in the game isn't entirely clear. The graphical representation of the swan is vague enough to allow for interpreting it as the Whooper swan or the larger Mute swan. Given the apparent lack of a black-coloured area behind the bird's beak, the game's swan is most probably a Whooper swan.
Of the three species of swans that occur in Finland, the whooper swan is considered the national bird of the country.
A swan, swimming on a lake