By Charlotte Regen
An exasperated student chronicled the day an annoying swan constantly knocked on his bedroom door before and after lectures.
While Shaka Fraser tried to get some sleep before class at Lancaster University, one hungry bird woke him up with incessant pecking on the glass.
Unable to ignore the feathered pest, the student throws out a few slices of bread to try and distract his unwelcome visitor, only for it to attract another swan.
After more than two hours, the swan finally gave up and left Shaka alone only to return once he had come back from his lecture to carry on nipping at the window with his beak.
Shaka, from Enfield, London, said: “This hasn’t happened to me before and obviously when the flat was sold to us there was no disclaimer about swans trying to wake you up for breakfast.
“At first, I thought it was someone doing construction outside and then I realised that it was a flipping swan trying to get into my room.
“It continued to bite up along the window trying to get in.
“When I tried to send it away its friends arrived, so I had a swan group just outside hindering my sleep, which I value very much.
“When I finished my lectures, the swan saw me go into my room and decided to come back and knock again.
“Yeah, I tried to get rid of the swans by banging on the window, telling it off and eventually throwing bread but then the seagulls came and robbed the bread so that didn’t work in the slightest.
“I hate any type of bird unless it’s chicken on a plate.”