Wildlife expert had to fend off a swan attack as he saved the animal's young cygnet trapped in a fence.

Simon Cowell, who runs Surrey based Wildlife Aid, attempted to free the youngster stuck in a chain link fence on the banks of the River Thames.

However, the cygnet's angry dad began attacking Mr Cowell as he worked. Swans are very protective parents and the male swan, called the 'cob', can be very aggressive in order to protect his young.

The daddy swan stretched his wings and whacked him with them as he worked.

Undeterred, Mr Cowell turned around and shouted at it: "Don't be silly - stop it!". He then ploughed on with his bid to push the trapped cygnet back through the tiny hole he had become stuck in. And even after releasing the baby back to the water and reuniting it with its dad - the cob still angrily lashed out.

After the drama, Simon said: "Everyone is happy, they are all back together again and I've got a bruised arm. "They are such protective parents.


Responses to "Wildlife expert who rescues tiny cygnet is Youtube sensation"

  1. Fili says:

    Wow, they are so protective of their babies. Thank you for saving him. Thank you for sharing this.

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