He and his mate are nesting in a little cut at the apex of a right-angled corner, and is attacking all varieties of river craft, from vulnerable single sculls and kayaks to rowing VIIIs and motor boats. Both James and I have coxed boats around that corner which have had him going after the rowers’ blades. In an VIII, however, it is fairly safe (unless of course he starts flying directly at the rowers or cox!) but for those out in sculls or kayaks, a swan attack is more serious. Several lone rowers have fallen in as a result.
The Cambridge News was the first to report the story of course (with one of its news editors being an avid Chesterton rower), but the story has also been picked up nationally by the Telegraph, the Express, the BBC and the Mail!
The student run spoof tabloid, The Tab, has an excellent article entitled The Return of The Killer Swan with footage!