A seven km traffic jam built up on the A2 heading for Den Bosch on Tuesday morning after a swan was hit by a car.
The swan´s partner refused to leave the other bird, leading to the closure of the motorway´s right-hand lane for almost an hour.
Swans mate for life and are known to stick by their partners through thick and thin.
The injured bird was taken away by the animal ambulance service. It is not clear from media reports what happened to the other bird.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl.
We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.Make a donation