Sunday, April 29, 2012

Anthony Hensley killed

Anthony Hensley killed

Man dies in swan attack, "Maybe he didn't fight back enough when the swan attacked him. Maybe he didn't want to hurt the animal. I can't understand how this was possible."
An Illinois man spoke about the death of his son-in-law, a caretaker who drowned after being attacked by the swans he was checking on. Anthony Hensley, 37, kayaked out to the middle a pond, never to return alive. After being attacked by a vicious swan, Hensley rolled his kayak into the water, where he drowned on Sunday.

Cook County sheriff's investigators believe Hensley approached the swan or its nesting areas. The bird may have felt threatened as he kayaked near the Bay Colony condominiums in Des Plaines, Ill. Witnesses said that the swan continued to go after Hensley after he tried to make it to the shore and leave the animal alone, reported the Sun Times.While swans are often seen as peaceful and serene birds, they are territorial. They can become aggressive, if they believe they or their young are threatened, reported the L.A. Times.

As the swan attacked Hensley, he rolled into the pond. Frank Bilecki of the Cook County Sheriff's Department said Hensley struggled to stay above the water, reported ABC News.

Witnesses reportedly saw Hensley resurface a few times and called police. However, by the time emergency workers arrived at the scene, they found him submerged. He was not wearing a life vest.

An autopsy revealed that he died from drowning.

Hensley works for a company that uses dogs and swans to keep geese away from properties in the area. He had rowed into the lake to check on the swans when one attacked.

A memorial fund was established in the wake of Hensley's death; he was married with two children. Donations can be made to Amy Hensley, c/o Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, Ill. 60181.
Anthony Hensley, 37, who worked for a company that uses swans to deter geese around Chicago-area properties, died Sunday, when he decided to check in on some swans nesting near a condominium complex. Hensley was in a kayak when an angry swan began to swim furiously at him, causing his boat to capsize. A witness said Hensley tried to make it to shore but the mad bird continued in hot pursuit and Hensley drowned. Said Hensley's father-in-law: "Maybe he didn't fight back enough when the swan attacked him. Maybe he didn't want to hurt the animal.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Anthony Hensley, of Villa Park, Il., was dragged out of his kayak and drowned by a great big angry swan this past Saturday. No one is sure why the swan attacked, and the swan, possibly under the advise of his attorney, has remained silent concerning the entire incident! Ok; all jesting aside, swans are very protective of their territories, their mates, and their young. Most birds are extreemly territorial, and their "songs" are largely calls to let other birds know who's turf is whose. Birds are not afraid to fight, either. Mr. Hensley probably got too close to the swan's nest while in his kayak, and frightened the swan. Swans are beautiful birds, but never get on a swan's bad side. Unlike many humans, they WILL defend their chicks to the death, caring for nothing but the safety of their babies, and unlike humans, they DO NOT care about money, politics, or social standing outside of their own flocks and lakes. Perhaps humankind should take a few lessons from swans. Rest in peace, Anthony Hensley.
A 37-year-old man drowned in the pond at a Des Plaines apartment complex following an altercation with a swan. Anthony Hensley, who worked for a company that uses swans and dogs to keep geese away from the ponds, was in a kayak checking on one of their long necked pond protectors when it swam toward him, and soon Hensley was under water. As Hensley tried to swim towards shore other swans joined the attack. The autopsy showed Hensley drowned, never making it all the way out of the water. "We gave these swans honest work and they turned on us," said Glenn Shurely, owner of Paws and Wings Pond Protection Services.


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