Can a swan break a person’s arm?
To settle the age old question I’ve been trawling through the @BNArchive and discovered the answer….which is YES!
According to Sunday Life, Sunday 21 July 2002, in a warning about KILLER SWANS, the birds were said to have broken the limbs of two boys
Sunday Life, Sunday 21 July 2002
KEEPER’S BROKEN ARM
A case of hearsay from a nature writer in the Berwickshire News and General Advertiser – Tuesday 03 June 1913
Don’t go near an electrocuted swan…Aberdeen Press and Journal – Tuesday 21 September 1937
One poor man was said to have suffere THREE broken ribs froma vicious cob.
at Abbotsbury Swannery Dundee Courier – Thursday 20 November 1924
This poor motorist can testify to the might of a peck from swan.
SWAN KILLED BY SWAN SIGN
To redress the balance somewhat, here’s a story of a Swan that bit off more than it could chew when it came face to face with a pub sign
SWAN ATTACKS CHILD