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Old 01-11-2012, 10:01 AM
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Default Man arrested for choking swan at Lake Eola

http://www.myfoxorlando.com/dpp/news...n-at-lake-eola

Man arrested for choking swan at Lake Eola

Updated: Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012, 11:07 AM EST
Published : Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012, 7:14 AM EST

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A man is behind bars after police say he roughed up a swan.

John Wynne is accused of grabbing a swan by the neck from Lake Eola. Orlando Police arrested him for animal cruelty and grand theft. He is being held in the Orange County Jail on $1,000.00 bond.

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I wonder what the swan did? I know I have seen swans get pretty nasty and hissing. But fortunately never needed to do anything physical to them.
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I don't think picking up a bird by the neck is cruel. My grandma did that with every chicken we ate.
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I've choked my chicken before, never hurt it!
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I think the swan started it and got what it deserved.
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It'll be a case of he said, she said. The man will claim the swan attacked him and he was defending himself, the swan will say "Honk!"
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It'll be a case of he said, she said. The man will claim the swan attacked him and he was defending himself, the swan will say "Honk!"
Maybe not - could be a mute swan.
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Grand theft? WTF?
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Take superchef Mario Batali, please. "I have a lot of friends in Michigan who hunt, and we once ate a swan at Christmas nine or ten years ago," he tells AF. "It was delicious — deep red, lean, lightly gamey, moist, and succulent."
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Originally Posted by FloatinChecks View Post
I've choked my chicken before, never hurt it!
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Maybe not - could be a mute swan.
Couple of great replies right there guys!!
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You don't want to get caught choking your swan, especially in a public place. What's up with the grand theft charge?
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Damn nuisance bird probably deserved it, they can be real vicious. More than once I've wanted to Loueyville one into next week.
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
You don't want to get caught choking your swan, especially in a public place. What's up with the grand theft charge?
Maybe it was Foie Gras?
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So you are sitting in 'lock up' with mother-stabbers and father-rapers and you are the guy who gets locked up for abuse of a swan... I'm pretty sure you just became someone's girlfriend.
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Originally Posted by KeithS View Post
Damn nuisance bird probably deserved it, they can be real vicious. More than once I've wanted to Loueyville one into next week.


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So you are sitting in 'lock up' with mother-stabbers and father-rapers and you are the guy who gets locked up for abuse of a swan... I'm pretty sure you just became someone's girlfriend.
Yeah no joke. But, he's only on $1000 bond so with a bondsman that should only be a small percentage fee to be out. He shouldn't even make it past a holding cell for a couple of hours.
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He shouldn't even make it past a holding cell for a couple of hours.
At 20 minutes/pound, that ought to be pretty close to the time that the swan gets out of the oven, too...
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Originally Posted by KeithS View Post
Damn nuisance bird probably deserved it, they can be real vicious. More than once I've wanted to Loueyville one into next week.
However, they do keep the even worse Canada geese away. Swans also do not overpopulate an area and crap like crazy all over ones property like Canada geese.

Swans are also beautiful birds.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
At 20 minutes/pound, that ought to be pretty close to the time that the swan gets out of the oven, too...
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It'll be a case of he said, she said. The man will claim the swan attacked him and he was defending himself, the swan will say "Honk!"
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Nasty when cornered or prevoked. Had one back in the 70's do a charge at a boat ramp and take out the old '65 chevy wagon headlight with a peck. Shattered like candy glass. Have had my utmost respect and wide berth ever since.
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