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Subject: Killer swan set for bachelor life

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/31/10 at 6:54 am

A male swan is set for a life alone after allegedly killing two wives and forcing another to vanish.

Staff at Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset, where the bird is based, have now given up finding him a mate, reports Rex.

The swan is believed to have murdered his first wife, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances.

The second give birth to three cygnets, but, perhaps fearing her mate's violent tendencies, took them and flew off into the sunset.

Given a third wife to court, the bachelor swan reportedly drove her away from the lake and she later died.

Philip White, chief executive of the gardens, said: "He's had three different mates and the relationships haven't worked out".

Subject: Re: Killer swan set for bachelor life

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/01/10 at 11:28 pm

Swans can be terrifying when they're angry.  For a long time the university hear had a swan in the duck pond.  Every years some drunk freshman would pick a fight with the swan.  They finally relocated the swan.  I argued the swan was not the problem, the drunk freshmen were, and if the swan gives them a beatdown, good on him!  I think they got rid of the swan for liability issues.  True, the swan in our case had to be provoked via harassment, but we are a litigious society.

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