A male swan is set for a life alone after allegedly killing two wives and forcing another to vanish.
Staff at Hestercombe Gardens in Somerset, where the bird is based, have now given up finding him a mate, reports Rex. The swan is believed to have murdered his first wife, who was found dead in mysterious circumstances.
The second give birth to three cygnets, but, perhaps fearing her mate's violent tendencies, took them and flew off into the sunset.
Given a third wife to court, the bachelor swan reportedly drove her away from the lake and she later died. Philip White, chief executive of the gardens, said: "He's had three different mates and the relationships haven't worked out".