posted on Dec, 25 2011 @ 03:37 AM
as a person who has fought swans on two occasions, i believe they can't break your arm. but they will chase you and when they start honking and
flapping their wings they could be intimidating to people surprised and unprepared.
since i couldn't live with myself if i got beaten up by a swan, i defended my self. instead of running for dear life like i have seen people do, i
took the offensive by guile and timing.
the trick is to stand your ground and time your kick right before it jumps at you. you should hear a hollow thump. and the bird should be stunned.
your stance should also be like a punter or field goal kicker about to kick off the game.
then its you whose chasing the swan. also be prepared for a park full of people to curse and yell and threaten to call the police.
i also had experiences with dive bombing red winged blackbirds. since they dive bomb at all angles, they are hard to defend against.
unless you happen to have a tennis racquet like i did that day.
edit on 25-12-2011 by randomname because: (no reason given)