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happyHelen
1029282.  Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:28 pm Reply with quote

Think the elves are wrong. The swans across the road from my grandparents new me as a baby. one swan got caught up in net and I went with the RSPCA to try and keep in calm. it didn't work and the swan works the mans wrist. naughty elves

 
'yorz
1029285.  Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:58 pm Reply with quote

Severely puzzling post. The swans knew you when you were a baby? And that manifested itself how? And how does that discredit what Stephen said? What does 'working somebody's wrist' mean?

 
happyHelen
1029289.  Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:16 pm Reply with quote

I meant broke his wrist. it was done in a struggle the RSPCA man. a second one came out and I held the swan. I played with the cygnets as a toddler so I was accepted as almost family but they were fierce. I would never go near another. the beak could badly injure you, and maybe break I wrist?

 
'yorz
1029292.  Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:39 pm Reply with quote

'Maybe' break? The Elves' research still stands, AFAIC.

 
Jenny
1029581.  Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:40 pm Reply with quote

I think this is another 'damn you autocorrect' thing :-)

Welcome happyHelen :-)

 
CharliesDragon
1029584.  Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:46 pm Reply with quote

It does open the possibility that a swan could break, or at least seriously injure, a wrist or an arm if they bit around it. It might not be able to break the bone of a grown human, but a child of say four or five? It could be. (It might be possible, but a lot of things might be possible.)

 
djgordy
1029591.  Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:30 pm Reply with quote

An adult mute swan, which is the second heaviest bird capable of flight, only weighs in the region of 15kg. This is about the same as a 3 year old child. Baby buggies usually have a recommended maximum of 3 years/15kg. There is simply no way that such an animal could generate enough force to break a adult human's bone.

If the wrist in question was broken it is likely that the person's own weight and strength was the major factor.

 
CharliesDragon
1029661.  Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:24 pm Reply with quote

If it was a German shepherd disguised as a swan I'm positive it's possible!

 
djgordy
1029822.  Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:39 am Reply with quote

The lederhosen would be a dead give away.

 
NigelHutson
1048116.  Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:56 am Reply with quote

I always maintain the only way to kill a young swan is with a cygnet wring...

 
Jenny
1048206.  Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:06 pm Reply with quote

Ouch, but I like it! Welcome to the forums NigelHutson.

 
brigettemary
1097097.  Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:18 pm Reply with quote

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610741/Wife-man-killed-swan-attack-sues-lake-owner-failing-consider-danger.html

Murderous swans!

 

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