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(AFP)   Killer swans drown two dogs. PETA spokesman left speechless   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 124
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2004-05-26 02:15:29 AM
If a swan ever attacked me, or my dog I'd....well...do they make "Shake'N Bake" for swan?

I know it works well with eagle, condor, and spotted owl, but I've never tried it on swan.
 
2004-05-26 06:02:51 AM
Beware of the Swans!!!!! They want you and your little dog too.
 
2004-05-26 06:04:43 AM
".... we also need to protect the wildlife in our parks,"

Now hiring extra security guards for open air rock concerts
 
2004-05-26 06:06:28 AM
Er... your swan wants dog?
 
2004-05-26 06:11:11 AM
More like your dog wants shotgun....
 
2004-05-26 06:13:38 AM
A swan killed a dog here in NY a couple of years ago. It seems the dog went into the lake at central park (manhattan) to fetch a ball and the swan felt threatened so it pecked the dog until it drowned.
 
2004-05-26 06:14:47 AM
Any Farkers recognize this allusion to an angry swan, "Mr. Potter takes a rest cure"?
 
2004-05-26 06:17:10 AM
they're calling it "swan rage" in some other news site. lol
Beware of 'swan rage'
 
2004-05-26 06:19:13 AM
Tommyymmot I think the same thing, but apparently a swan can break your arm with its wing, they have such powerful muscles.

I'd say the best thing to do if you got attaked would be to get the fark out of there, quickly.

.. and come back with a shotgun.
 
2004-05-26 06:19:35 AM
Swan rage? Sounds like a combination of a punk band name and a rock opera.
 
2004-05-26 06:21:52 AM
as a PETA member and animal lover, I find this rather appaling, but the fault rest on the guardian's shoulders, as well as it's death.

A guardian's role is to make sure that the pet's needs are constantly fulfilled. The first need is security and letting your dog go and swim in an open pond where you can't reach it and other animals are in the very area, as harmless as they can seem, it is a risk that should not be taken.

Hasn't anyone seen the carnage that were inflicted to King Arthur by this very deadly rabbit near the holy grail?

/MP reference
/Had to make it lightly humorous, even if a dog's death is nothing fun
 
2004-05-26 06:23:31 AM
Swans are gross, nastily mean birds.

"We do sympathize with the dog owners in the first two cases but we also need to protect the wildlife in our parks," he added.

Sure enough chief. Wait until a little kid wades a little too close to a 'fiercely protective' swan.

I hear that with birds, they start out with animals, then move on to bigger and better. It's the challenge of it all. Of course it could just be that I hate swans.
 
2004-05-26 06:23:45 AM
As for the people who are saying they'd shot the bird...

That's perfectly natural for animals to defend itself and it's babies.

If someone broke in your house while your wife was upstairs with the kids.... would you beat him up to death?

And if you let him get away and came back with a shotgun, would it be as acceptable or funny?
 
2004-05-26 06:24:58 AM
I hear that with birds, they start out with animals, when move on to bigger and better. It's the challenge of it all.

Ok, I think you are mixing "birds" with "serial killers"

swanhater
 
2004-05-26 06:26:54 AM
Tatsuma
Hey now, 2 deaths and one severly injured..I'd say they've got quite a track record so far;)

Manswanfamilysupporter
 
2004-05-26 06:27:18 AM
Taking the wife and mother-in-law to Mansfield next week - think I'l take some bread to feed the swans.

/pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease
 
2004-05-26 06:27:58 AM
..yor dog wants a self defence course. =)
Seriously, too bad about the dogs. =/
 
2004-05-26 06:29:59 AM
hehehe

well the day we are about Swan the Ripper, I'll be the first one to claim we need to stop them from entering in contact with the population..

but as for now, I vote to restrict the population to come in contact with the swan

/Swan for president
 
2004-05-26 06:31:17 AM
They must be suffering from SBS, the same syndrome suffered by the guys girlfriend who drowned the dog, the SBS stands for Stupid biatch Syndrome. :)
 
2004-05-26 06:31:25 AM
letting your dog go and swim in an open pond where you can't reach it and other animals are in the very area, as harmless as they can seem, it is a risk that should not be taken

Eh? Are you seriously advocating banning all dogs from swimming anywhere outside the owner's control, in case evil swans attack? I would say let dogs exhibit their natural behaviour, and let swans exhibit their natural behaviour. If very rarely this results in a death, so be it.

It's just the food chain, and you see it in every park, every day. Cows eat grass. Dogs eat cows. Swans eat dogs. Lions eat swans.
 
2004-05-26 06:32:42 AM
Humans eat lions and cows eat humans...
 
2004-05-26 06:33:32 AM
Jay_vee

No, I am seriously advocating to let your dog swim in a pond where you have an easy access and where he's not going to endanger himself or another specie by being in contact with it. There's nothing more vicious than a mother protecting it's infant.

Dog eat cows?
Lions eat swans?

hmm
 
2004-05-26 06:33:49 AM
In the UK, all the swans are property of the Queen. If you mess with a swan, a Beefeater will come round your house and break all your windows.
 
2004-05-26 06:34:13 AM
And so the cycle continues...
 
2004-05-26 06:35:47 AM
Swans are vicious, brutal bastards, that's why I always cheer the villian in Swan Lake.
 
2004-05-26 06:35:50 AM
THEY'RE COMING RIGHT FOR US!
 
2004-05-26 06:36:17 AM
ClothedSexualTouching

Another reason why I want to move to england

(people having their windows broken for messing with swans, not the queen)
 
2004-05-26 06:36:23 AM
ClothedSexualTouching:- However, if you mess with Queen, you may hear a cry of "release the swans", at which point you and any dogs you have with you need to either run like hell, or find a lion.
 
2004-05-26 06:37:18 AM
If you mess with Queen, you might get a case of AIDS and be filed under necrophiliac, too

/rest in peace, freddy
 
2004-05-26 06:39:05 AM
Ok, I think you are mixing "birds" with "serial killers"


How do you know they're different things? Ever seen a swan and a serial killer together? At the same time? Hmmm? I thought not.
 
2004-05-26 06:39:27 AM
Or was it Zeus out seducing nymphs again?
 
2004-05-26 06:39:55 AM
Ohhh,

that might explain some things I've read about Ted Bundy!
 
2004-05-26 06:40:44 AM
Purple_Jack

Ok. Thanks, I need to wash coffee away from my screen.

/good morning
 
2004-05-26 06:43:00 AM


It's a flap!
 
2004-05-26 06:44:52 AM
Here is a picture of Her Majestys Swan Marker in action, during the annual Royal Swan Census.

 
2004-05-26 06:45:38 AM
I thought the swans drowning dogs was on Fox last night...
 
2004-05-26 06:46:18 AM
jay_vee
ClothedSexualTouching:- However, if you mess with Queen, you may hear a cry of "release the swans", at which point you and any dogs you have with you need to either run like hell, or find a lion.

Can you die from nasal tea scalds?
 
2004-05-26 06:46:33 AM
Odette, NO!!
 
2004-05-26 06:46:35 AM
swans are nasty farkers

ever watch them?

they glide around with this rabid pit bull stare, relentlessly, and woe be any duck that gets caught in said stare

and they behave like this with or without their children around

it's just psychotic territoriality, and as the biggest baddest waterfoul around, they usually rule the lake like a petty despot with an ego problem
 
2004-05-26 06:49:41 AM
Fearsome woman, my mother. Used to be able to break a swan's wing with one blow of her nose.

/Peter Cook.
 
2004-05-26 06:50:15 AM
all kudos to "it's a flap"

I might be tired after 24 hours without waiting, but this, even more than zeus, had me laughing hard, real hard
 
2004-05-26 06:52:02 AM
New Girlfriend: So what happen to your German Shepherd?

Boyfriend: Well, um, I took Duke to that little pond by the library, you know the one with all the swans...
 
2004-05-26 06:56:03 AM


Clearly a criminal by nature. Look at those narrow, beady eyes...that low, sloping forehead. All the classic marks of a sociopathic personality.
 
2004-05-26 06:57:16 AM


Comrades, our forces are numberless. The overweening enemy will soon learn this to his cost.
 
2004-05-26 06:59:22 AM
Help! A swan's coming straight for you! Duck!

Sorry.
 
2004-05-26 07:00:59 AM
Those are some pretty wimpy dogs. Whas their a Yorkie-Poo convention in the park that week? I have to believe my 120lb. German Shepherd would give the swan the old "grab and shake". I once saw him bite another dog's leg off in one wicked bite. (The other dog came in my yard aggressively. I think Titan thought I was threatened by the other dog and attacked when it got close to me)
 
2004-05-26 07:04:58 AM
Why, when i look at that picture of the swan, above, do i seem i imagine its eyes glancing left then right in a shifty manner?
 
2004-05-26 07:10:17 AM
fartblossom

Dogs are not the most graceful and skilled of aqautic creatures.
 
2004-05-26 07:14:03 AM
Anyone in Austin can attest to that damn black swan that was attacking rowers and kayakers in Town lake in the early 90's. When he finally flipped one of them and endangered a kid, the park and wildlife came out and capped his ass. Simple enough. It seems you can't relocate them because they'll fly back. No balls.
 
2004-05-26 07:22:22 AM
"release the swans", That is rich. Still smirking
 
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