Wouldn’t we all love to beat up Simon Cowell? That’s exactly what this angry swan did, except it wasn't the famous reality TV judge.

In this week's video, Cowell, the founder of United Kingdom rescue organization Wildlife Aid, gets slapped repeatedly by a protective father swan as he tries to rescue a baby swan stuck in a fence near England’s River Thames.

The defensive bird is known for its fierce temperament, especially when it comes to its young, and has incredibly strong wings capable of causing dangerous and even fatal injuries to animals they feel threatened by. Swans can even break an arm with weak bones.

“Everybody’s happy and I’ve got a bruised arm,” Cowell says as he places the rescued cygnet in the water and tries to talk down the angry parent still hovering nearby.