Motorists have been caught up in traffic chaos on the A45 in Northampton this afternoon.
Traffic came to a standstill earlier this afternoon on the busy route around town.
The swan as captured casually walking along the carriageway in front of drivers at the turning for the town centre.
Northamptonshire Police attended and said the swan is now safe and well after being taken to a nearby lake.
A spokesman added: “The swan was seen trotting back and fourth across the carriageway.”
The traffic has since returned to normal.