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Elderly Woman Narrowly Misses Injury As Swan Crashes Through Bathroom Window

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Elderly Woman Narrowly Misses Injury As Swan Crashes Through Bathroom Window

An elderly woman had a fortunate escape when a rogue swan came crashing through her window just a few seconds after she had been standing right in front of it.

Now, the swan - as you're probably aware - is a pretty sizeable bird. So, had the woman been standing in front of the window, which was double-glazed, at the time, either it or the glass could have done some serious damage.

Luckily for the woman, she'd recently moved out of the way.

Don't worry, the swan wasn't killed. It was pretty beat up, so it has been taken in by the RSPCA whilst it receives treatment for the injuries sustained during the freak accident.

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Credit: RSPCA
Credit: RSPCA

The incident occurred in the bathroom of a chalet building in Barton-in-Fabis, Nottinghamshire, and required the RSPCA to turn out in order to save the bird.

Unsurprisingly, they'd never known of such a thing happening before in the past. You can usually rely on swans to watch where they're going, after all.

As it collided with the window, shards of razor sharp glass went flying all around the room. If the woman had been close enough, they could have caused her some pretty significant injuries.

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Credit: RSPCA
Credit: RSPCA

Keith Ellis, from the animal charity, said: "The lady was so lucky when this happened as she had just been in the bathroom.

"Had she still been there when this swan crashed through the window I am sure the glass shattering and the impact of the bird hitting her would have caused serious injury, or even worse.

"I think the swan was looking and flying to the nearby River Trent and must have misjudged the direction. It was also quite windy at the time which may have blown her off course."

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Credit: RSPCA
Credit: RSPCA

He continued: "I have been an RSPCA inspector for 40 years and have never seen a swan crash through a window.

"I have seen them crash-land onto busy roads thinking they are rivers - but nothing like this - it is so bizarre."

The animal was left pretty bloody, and presumably incredibly confused, but was rushed off to the vet where she spent an hour in surgery before being transferred to the RSPCA's Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire, where she will receive further treatment for the wounds sustained in the accident.

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Hopefully, she'll be back on the wing before too long, and keeping well away from people's double-glazed windows.

Featured Image Credit: RSPCA

Topics: UK News, Weird, Animals

Tom Wood
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