A golden retriever has been attacked and almost drowned by a vicious territorial black swan in terrifying footage.
A video of the attack was shared by the pooch’s owner, Ms Zhang, who says her dog Xishi was attacked by the same swan last year.
The footage from November 15 shows Xishi doggy-paddling along the edge of the artificial lake in the city of Chengdu, south-western China.
It begins with the adorable pup leaping in the water and swimming around.
The black swan makes beeline for the dog, skimming quickly over the water.
When Ms Zhang spots the bird darting towards its arch-enemy she said: “Oh no. Here comes the swan!”
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The bird jumps on top of the pooch seemingly trying to drown it.
The vicious bird begins to peck at the dog while its wings repeatedly smack the creature on the head.
Clearly frightened, the dog attempts to swim away.
However, the swam wasn't having any of it and began to follow the dog to the lakeside to persist with its attack.
Fortunately, the pooch manages to keep itself above water and swims to the safety of the shore.
Screaming Ms Zhang calls her pet back to the walkway where her family is standing, with the swan then gliding away after it is satisfied it has repelled the intruder.
Ms Zhang said neither her pooch nor the swan was injured during the incident, which is not expected to be their last encounter.
The swan is one of several captive-bred specimens kept by the management office of the Hengda Jinbi Tianxia Residential District where Ms Zhang lives.
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