vicious swans

To: "Elizabeth Compston" <>
Subject: vicious swans
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:00:53 +1000
Hi Elizabeth,
Years ago I was hit on the forearm by the wing of a domestic goose defending it's nest and It really hurt. If Black Swans can put domestic geese to flight then I would not like to be caught by one that was hell bent on hurting me while I was swimming.
Parents with children near swans with cygnets should be vigilent that the children don't appear like they may hurt the cygnets i e trying to pat them - the swans don't know the difference. 
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