updated 08/04/2014 AT 7:55 AM ET
•originally published 08/04/2014 AT 8:45 AM ET
Steven Takata was visiting the Great Bend Zoo in Kansas with his brother-in-law Jeff recently when Jeff tried to take a selfie with a trumpeter swan in the background. The swan had other ideas.
Steven happily recorded the event and posted it to his YouTube channel. The best part? There’s an added level of irony to the whole thing, as Steven says: “[Jeff] was trying to get the picture to send to his friend that got attacked by [a swan] years earlier to show him they weren’t that bad.”
“It didn’t turn out exactly as he planned.”