Swan beats dog to death in park pond

Witnesses described seeing the swan attack the dog in the pond
Horrified witnesses described seeing the swan attack the dog in the pond (Picture: Getty/ Google)
A swan has been put down in a park in Dublin after it attacked and killed a dog swimming in the pond. The Cocker Spaniel had been close to the a group of swans and cygnets in Bushy Park, Terenure, when one of them angrily headed towards her.

Bystanders were then forced to look on in horror as the bird attacked the dog with ‘one wing and then the other’.

One man said the blows stunned the animal and with ‘three or more slaps’ the dog was ‘gone’.

He told the Irish Times: ‘We started screaming at the swan, trying to distract it. The poor dog didn’t realise what was going on and swam straight for the swan.’
STOCK IMAGE A swan has attacked and killed a dog in a park in Dublin. The cocker spaniel was swimming in the pond at Bushy Park, in Terenure, near a group of swans and cygnets when one of them broke away and headed towards the dog.
The swan has since been put down (Stock picture: Getty Images)
A swan has attacked and killed a dog in a park in Dublin. The cocker spaniel was swimming in the pond at Bushy Park, in Terenure, near a group of swans and cygnets when one of them broke away and headed towards the dog. Provider: Google Map
Signs have been put up around the pond (Picture: Getty)

The man said the dog’s owner was so distraught by the incident, his phone fell into the pond.

He added: ‘They need to put up signs telling people to keep their dogs on leads around the pond. The swan was just protecting its cygnets.’

McdonaldsMan told 'I'll beat the gay out of you' for wearing tight shorts during PrideThe dog’s body was removed by Dublin City Council park rangers and signs have now been temporarily erected around the pond to warn owners about letting their pets enter the water.

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The swan, known as Mr Cob by locals, has since been put down. A spokesperson from Dublin City Council told The Journal: ‘Swans are wild birds and while it was only protecting its young, it led to an unfortunate outcome due to the dog swimming in the pond.’