www.flickr.com
items in Illinois Birder's Forum Photos More in Illinois Birder's Forum Photos pool

Author Topic: Man killed by Mute Swan  (Read 433 times)

Rich Laramore

  • County Wiki Editors
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 474
  • Amateur Naturalist
    • Nature Close Up- All the small things. My blog.
Man killed by Mute Swan
« on: April 16, 2012, 04:28:36 PM »
Or at least that is what they are blaming it on. Apparently a man was kayaking on a pond in Des Plaines and was attacked by a Mute Swan and knocked into the water where he drowned. 

Quote
Family members said Hensley worked for North Barrington-based Knox Swan and Dog LLC, which places the birds at ponds to control large goose populations. The company also uses dogs to chase geese away from area ponds, grassy properties and golf courses. A company spokesman could not be reached for comment.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-man-who-drowned-in-des-plainesarea-pond-was-attacked-by-swan-20120416,0,4485875.story

I truly feel for this man's family. I will keep the rest of my thoughts to myself out of respect.
I eBird, do YOU? www.ebird.org

My nature blog. www.naturecloseup.blogspot.com/

 

Join the ABA




ABA Bird of the Year

Help the Illinois Birders' Forum remain one of the best birding forums on the net. A small donation of any amount goes a long way.





Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Hunting Optics from Eagle Optics affiliate_link