• randomname01@feddit.nl
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    1 month ago

    Lol, this has clearly been translated from Dutch in its entirety - the title, the snippet of the article and the tweet.

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    Swans are fucking berserk. I got attacked by one once and wouldn’t survive if it wasn’t a kid.

  • Diplomjodler@lemmy.world
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    Damn children attacking innocent swimmers just minding their own business! I’d do the same as this guy if it happened to me!

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    1 month ago

    Is he saying a child wouldn’t have survived against the swan or that he himself could easily kill a child?

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      It was probably an urban swan. They grow up tougher; living on the street, dealing with gang life, dancing the ballet.

    • I<3HEATPUMPS@lemmy.one
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      1 month ago

      Good old “I could beat a bear in a fight, I’ve watched a bunch of youtube” internet argument

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        I grew up on a farm and this was the ultimate defense against geese.

        They are much lighter than you, so if you can get them off the ground (neck or feet ideally) they can’t do anything

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          Swans are freaking big, especially the males, so this would not work as well as with geese. Swans don’t fuck around.

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      1 month ago

      judging by the wetsuit, i assume he was in the water when he attacked the swan. swans can be very deadly in water…

    • colmear@discuss.tchncs.de
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      1 month ago

      I‘m not entirely sure, but I think a swan can break bones by hitting with its wings. So it might be not as easy as grabbing the neck

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        Swans bones are less strong and dense that yours unless you’ve got osteoporosis or maybe are, like, two. Think the whole thing about a swan breaking a bone is pretty much urban myth - I remember looking for a single reported instance of it happening once and giving up after an hour or so