As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Like father, like swan: Angry bird dubbed Asboy attacks punters in Cambridge just like his dad used to

'Vicious' swan nicknamed 'Asboy' has been terrorising punters on River Cam
Bird is son of 'Mr Asbo' - violent swan which was removed from river in 2012
'Asboy' pecks, hisses and flaps its wings at any boat which gets close to it
Deemed worse than father who was moved 60 miles away due to behaviour

PUBLISHED: 15:35, 13 August 2014 | UPDATED: 19:48, 13 August 2014

A swan dubbed 'Asboy' has become the latest in his family to terrorise punters and kayakers as they try to enjoy a relaxing jaunt on an idyllic Cambridge river.

The feathered fiend, who is the son of 'Mr Asbo', is now causing his own havoc on the River Cam after his father was removed in 2012 after becoming too violent.

'Asboy', who rules the roost by swimming up and down pecking at punters and flying into families on the waterway, has already attacked a canoeist and swimmer.

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