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.
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.