An elderly woman had a lucky escape after a swan crashed through her window.



The unnamed female had been standing in front of the bathroom window in her Nottinghamshire home just seconds before the bird smashed through and shattered the glass.

The swan suffered injuries in the incident but is now being cared for by the RSPCA.

Keith Ellis, an inspector for the RSPCA, said: "The lady was so lucky when this happened as she had just been in the bathroom.

"Had she still been there when this swan crashed through the window I am sure the glass shattering and the impact of the bird hitting her would have caused serious injury, or even worse.

"I think the swan was looking and flying to the nearby River Trent and must have misjudged the direction. It was also quite windy at the time which may have blown her off course."