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Seagull squadrons attack tourists in seaside town

August 11, 2014 Destination Global, Headline News No Comments Email Email

egtmedia59A popular resort town in Wales is considering bringing in hawks to scare away hordes of marauding seagulls that have been attacking tourists and locals and stealing their food.

The North Wales Daily Post says the level of aggression displayed by big seagulls in the seaside town of Llandudno is causing major concern.

“The large birds have become known for their attacks on locals and tourists, stealing their food and even causing injuries,” the paper reported. It quotedOne of the culprits in action a member of staff from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) saying he had “never seen anything like it”.

An attack by gulls on a young mother and her toddler daughter as they crossed a busy street in Llandudno last week left the little girl severely traumatised.

The birds are reportedly stealing chips straight out of people’s hands.

The problem isn’t anywhere near as severe as that depicted in Alfred Hitchcock’s famous 1963 suspense/horror film “The Birds”, but several visitors say they have been attacked and bruised.

Tourists are the real problem, many say, because they keep feeding the birds. The birds are now demanding chips, as a right.

The country authority the covers Llandudno has reportedly asked an outfit called Lords of the Wings, which uses birds of prey to frighten away nuisance birds, to visit Llandudno.

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Written by : Peter Needham

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