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Angry swan attacking river boats


One rower capsized when the swan attacked his scull on the River Cam

A swan nesting on a Cambridgeshire river has been attacking boats, causing a single sculler to capsize.

The cob, nesting with its mate at Ditton corner on the River Cam in Cambridge, has also attacked a team of university rowers.

Rower Tom Davies said many people out on the river had changed their route to avoid the angry swan.

The river's navigation authority, the Cam Conservators, have warned rowers to take care when in the area.

Mr Davies, of the Rob Roy Boat Club and rows on the river almost every day, said: "I think that if you panic a bit he'll go for you.

"I believe there is one case of someone falling in when he got on to a rigger and pushed the boat under."

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