It is a property owner's responsibility to ensure the safety of others. When California property owners fail to exercise their due diligence, it can lead to premises liability claims. This is true for one case in which a family filed a premises liability suit against the owners and managers of a condo for a deadly incident that occurred.
Reportedly, the property owners were trying to curb the population of geese in the community. In order to do that, the property held a couple of mute swans on the premises. The swans were reportedly near the area of a retention pond where a woman and her husband were kayaking. During the kayaking, the husband was attacked by the swans, causing him to fall out of the kayak and drown. The surviving wife filed a lawsuit and claimed that the property owner either had knowledge or should have had knowledge that the swans were extremely dangerous.