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Vicious Gulls

On 22 Jul 2015 at 10:18pm Lewes Lover wrote:
Has anyone else had issues with angry seagulls in residential areas of Lewes? I have a young family who are under siege by a family of terrifying seagulls who won't let us leave the house without commencing an onslaught, rife with swooping and squawking. I brace myself every time I open the front door, having to make defences out of a sheet of tarpaulin and a rolled up Viva Lewes. The other day I went all the way down to the flint owl bakery for a loaf but when I returned and got out my car the winged beasts carried it away squawking with joy. Any advice? Before I take matters into my own hands...
On 22 Jul 2015 at 10:21pm Mrs Grumpy wrote:
It is illegal to harm the dear little seagulls, but you could find out who is feeding them and pay them a visit....!
On 23 Jul 2015 at 8:00am Jack wrote:
ive just got back from Cornwall on the news there seagulls had pecked a Yorkshire terrier to death and a tortoise they rolled over and pecked it to death too because they are protecting there nests and babies they advised getting in touch with rspca not. Sure what they did to solve the seagulls there tho
On 23 Jul 2015 at 8:25am Inspector Clouseau wrote:
Advice to Lewes Lover. Buy your bread from Tescos.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 8:43am Taff wrote:
Stop putting food out for them. by all means feed the smaller garden birds with seed, nuts etc but bin the rest the gulls feed on.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 10:03am ClicketyYak wrote:
I was at the cricket at Hove the other evening & due, I imagine, to the food stalls there were around 30 of the pesky blighters swooping into the crowd. They had a very mean look in their eyes too. Even some of the hardier looking male supporters were terrified at times. They keep me awake at night too with their constant squawking - don't they ever sleep?
Don't know what you can do about them though. I see the Albion are looking for a new person to be their mascot Gully for the coming season - maybe they'll have some ideas.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 10:21am Ornithological Pedant wrote:
There is no such bird as a "seagull". Once you realise this, most of the problem evaporates.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 1:26pm Mrs Grumpy wrote:
I suggest we need a cull. They are a danger to people and animals, they cause damage to property, and they are getting too wily to deal with in a reasonable way.
(Sits back and waits for hostile trolling)
On 23 Jul 2015 at 1:43pm Taff wrote:
You get my vote Mrs Grumpy.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 2:42pm Sussex Jim wrote:
And mine, Mrs. Grumpy.
Seagulls are vermin; alongside rats and pigeons. But still the main problem is humans depositing food waste. No food, no vermin. Simple.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 2:45pm Toff wrote:
Absolutely Mrs grumpy they're snide little sh**s and need dealing with!
On 23 Jul 2015 at 3:44pm bastian wrote:
It's herring gulls, but you might as well call them Rubbish gulls given their offspring have never tasted a heeing in their lives.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 6:10pm Viscous Gills wrote:
O.P you talk guano.
On 23 Jul 2015 at 8:07pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
There's a particularly intimidating gull that lurks around the garden of the Swan. As soon as people leave their table, it swoops down and scavenges any leftover food.
And have you ever seen how much they poo? One crapped on my windscreen as I drove under the bridge at Falmer. For a moment, I thought some kids had emptied a gallon of emulsion over my car, but it was clearly bird poo. They must be 90% bowel, judging by the amount of it.
Vile creatures.
On 3 Aug 2015 at 8:53pm limpet wrote:
Top Tip: If you hate someone who lives in a caravan, get some bread and put it on their roof after dark. Next morning they'll be woken at dawn by lovely seagulls. Repeat until bored.

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