Goodbye Mr Asbo

Jesus Lock

No More Mr.Asbo

The river levels have fallen and the punts are back gliding up and down the River Cam, but one familiar resident of the river has left. Mr Asbo is the name given to a male swan who, over the years, has struck fear into the hearts of rowers on the Cam, often launching attacks on the rowing eights. A pest and danger to the boats or a swan naturally protecting his family. Opinion has been, and remains divided. Today’s local newspaper reports that Mr Asbo (along with Mrs Asbo) have been taken from their Cambridge home and “re-housed” at a secret location some 60 miles away.
A safer river for the rowers but, who was on the Cam first? Rowers or Swans?

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