NATURAL ANKLING wrote: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......................
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.
Obviously wasn't Whitby!?
We took shelter under a covered seating area to eat our Fish'n'Chips watching dozens of swooping Gulls nicking stuff from passers by who thought eating on the move would save them.It wasn't just Fish'n'Chips but ice cream,chocolate,coffee.
This has long been a problem in the Harbour area of Whitby.....but not just down the Coast in Scarborough or Bridlington
May be the Fish'n'Chips from Whitby's famous Magpie chippy is the problem............
BTW culling pests is not a "blood sport"