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Old 04-17-2012   #1
dork, confusion
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chicago area kayaker killed by aggressive swan

just read on 9 news that a chicago area researcher was killed by an aggressive swan while checking it's nest! he was attacked, exited his kayak and was repeatedly attacked while trying to swim to shore... they recovered his body...cpr failed

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Old 04-17-2012   #2
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Don't mess with momma birds. I worked for the USFS doing Goshawk research for several years. Damn birds were fierce during fledgling season.

Hawks have crazy talons but swans.....there is a reason they call it an "S-strike" neck. Lots of power in those muscles.

I won't be found anywhere near birds nests for a while.

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Old 04-17-2012   #3
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So no PFD?
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Old 04-18-2012   #4
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No good deal goes unpunished
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