Video: Elderly residents on ‘tranquil’ park home site forced to fight off aggressive pair of swans

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Until a few months ago, the two feathery fiends, which live on a river next to the site, had lived in harmony with residents for over a decade.

But people living at Hope Mill Park say the swans are becoming increasingly territorial - and have taken to attacking cars, tearing up lawns and pecking at windows. The huge birds harass cyclists, hiss at lorries and chase the postman on a daily basis - and one even attacked a toddler last year. The situation has become so bad that some residents with mobile homes on the site, near Stroud, Glos., are too scared to go outside for fear of being ambushed.