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Gulls

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 26 Oct 2019, 8:08pm

Hi,
This is the place where gulls carry off dogs........and baby's :P
They never found chihuahua :(
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Re: Gulls

Postby rjb » 26 Oct 2019, 9:39pm

Someone told me to feed them with a small piece of bread filled with a tablespoon of bicarb of soda. When it hits their acidic stomachs it explodes. Never tried it but has anyone else or seen a gull frothing at the mouth! :evil:
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Re: Gulls

Postby Mick F » 26 Oct 2019, 9:46pm

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Re: Gulls

Postby brynpoeth » 27 Oct 2019, 9:07am

One could poison them with pringles, that might learn them to go away
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Re: Gulls

Postby Oldjohnw » 27 Oct 2019, 9:30am

Most gull species are in decline. They tend to gather in the wrong place because we feed them chips.
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Re: Gulls

Postby al_yrpal » 27 Oct 2019, 9:46am

Well inland here the blighters nest on the adjacent church tower attracted by the muppets in the town that feed them. Result is a squawking fest at 4.30am on summer mornings, most unwelcome in our single glazed old pile. Insomnia!

We have tried this....
https://youtu.be/8okPzxAjl0c with no visible results

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Re: Gulls

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 27 Oct 2019, 11:20am

Hi,
My builder neighbour says that's customer on our estate moved house because of them :?
It's not that bad, swap anyday to get rid of the pooping cats :evil:
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Re: Gulls

Postby mercalia » 27 Oct 2019, 12:26pm

rjb wrote:Someone told me to feed them with a small piece of bread filled with a tablespoon of bicarb of soda. When it hits their acidic stomachs it explodes. Never tried it but has anyone else or seen a gull frothing at the mouth! :evil:


will it also work on pigeons?

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Re: Gulls

Postby mercalia » 27 Oct 2019, 12:28pm

al_yrpal wrote:Well inland here the blighters nest on the adjacent church tower attracted by the muppets in the town that feed them. Result is a squawking fest at 4.30am on summer mornings, most unwelcome in our single glazed old pile. Insomnia!

We have tried this....
https://youtu.be/8okPzxAjl0c with no visible results

Al


Happens also at Portland YHA, woken up at the same early hour when I was camping there a short time ago, they used to fly over and perch on the same roof tops then start squawking :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: Gulls

Postby Mick F » 27 Oct 2019, 7:36pm

Oldjohnw wrote:Most gull species are in decline. They tend to gather in the wrong place because we feed them chips.
Not aware of gull species in decline.

I gather they like chips, ice cream, pasties, and anything they can get their beaks into. Rubbish bags before the collections is normal round here.
Millions of them. Not seen any decline here in the SW as far as I'm aware.

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An internet link?
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Re: Gulls

Postby ossie » 27 Oct 2019, 8:35pm

One of my earliest memories when visiting my gran in Torquay was seeing a gull swoop down and pick up a duckling from a small lake.

On my visits to Torquay since I've found these gulls to be far more aggressive than the Gulls in my home town of Poole, or Indeed Bournemouth and Swanage.

They are nutters :D

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Re: Gulls

Postby Spinners » 27 Oct 2019, 8:49pm

rjb wrote:Someone told me to feed them with a small piece of bread filled with a tablespoon of bicarb of soda. When it hits their acidic stomachs it explodes. Never tried it but has anyone else or seen a gull frothing at the mouth! :evil:


About 50 years ago there was a dirty old plant in the Port Tennant area of Swansea known as 'Carbon Black' and the workers would do something similar, putting little bits of this carbon black into bread and throwing it up to the gulls who would catch it in mid-air and explode a few wing beats later.
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Re: Gulls

Postby Cugel » 27 Oct 2019, 9:46pm

It's dismaying to read so many nasty little gripes and wails from miserable old gits seemingly only to happy to expunge the natural world to increase their little comforts. One could almost wish for an extra large blackback gull to appear and gobble down the lot o' ye!

But perhaps the gulls have an interweb of their own on which they are even now discussing how to deal with the bluddy humans and all their lethal toxins, doing-in the fish and so forth? If I was a gull I'd be practicing my aim so as to go $h*!*3-hawking on the two-legged pests.

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Re: Gulls

Postby Oldjohnw » 27 Oct 2019, 9:52pm

Mick F wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:Most gull species are in decline. They tend to gather in the wrong place because we feed them chips.
Not aware of gull species in decline.

I gather they like chips, ice cream, pasties, and anything they can get their beaks into. Rubbish bags before the collections is normal round here.
Millions of them. Not seen any decline here in the SW as far as I'm aware.

Do you have a ref to this?
An internet link?


According to the RSPB the herring gull is redlisted. All hills except the Mediterranean Gull are in decline.
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Re: Gulls

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Oct 2019, 12:38pm

Hi,
I think it was said last week that gulls are in decline on the box.
I have lived in a seaside town all my life and they bother me not, even when they drop stuff on the car.
Schoolboy methods at getting rid of them...................... :x
Mind you some are into blood sports here.

The media luv to hype up the terror of the gulls swooping on young children.
But on visiting a seaside town much publicised for the swarms of evil gulls I found them to be normal and timid, even when eating a pie on a bench.
The staged swooping on TV is just that Staged..........like the Bodmin Beast etc etc.
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