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    Man killed by swan

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...an-attack?lite I have heard of geese attacking people but never a swan.
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    That's a new one to me. There's a pair of swans in the canal that runs along the bike path, my dogs and I walk. I guess I should be careful around them.
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    I've actually known about this phenomenon for a while now. The method a swan takes to protects it's eggs is to leap up to an animal's head or face and beat its wings as fast as possible. A swan's wingspan is so enormous that when it beats its wings fast enough it literally creates a vacuum that disorients and eventually suffocates the animal it attacks. Swans can be very dangerous, and this is by no means the first time someone's been killed by one.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SubstituteTeacher Click here to enlarge
    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/20...an-attack?lite I have heard of geese attacking people but never a swan.
    Breeding season. Be careful around these guys. I've been chased by a goose and had to beat it off with an umbrella
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    Not plague, not famine, but much worse,
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    Wow! We also have swans and geese right down the road where I walk my dog. I have heard that swans can be very nasty birds!
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    I guess the good thing for me is it would most likely be one against three . My dogs weigh 76 and 99. Together we have 10 legs. That's 10 against two. LOLClick here to enlarge
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