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LANCASHIRELALA Posted on 16/07/2017 20:34
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Trying to sit in my garden and they are circling like vultures. Quite frankly they intimidate me [8)]

Do they go for humans? What's the score?
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phill49 Posted on 16/07/2017 20:40

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No but they will snatch food off you though.
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BRR2 Posted on 16/07/2017 20:41

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They are renowned in St. ives for stealing food from small children. Bad b******s.
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MACSEASIDER Posted on 16/07/2017 20:43

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There needs to be a cull.
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LANCASHIRELALA Posted on 16/07/2017 20:43

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Threw some bread out earlier so think this one is a drama of my own making [sad]

Scsryyb*ggers though.
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steveh35 Posted on 16/07/2017 20:44

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They frequently attack a mate of mine. Tried different outfits.... with or without hat... still go for him. I think they are worse when have nest or young chicks.
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s88bfc Posted on 16/07/2017 20:51

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Seagulls wearing outfits and hats? Not round here they dont[;)]
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Old_Laytonian Posted on 16/07/2017 20:51

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Did you run ? l did

Might be a bit too cryptic
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Bloodtangerine Posted on 16/07/2017 21:02

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Chin the biggest one and the rest will chit it Lala [^]
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LANCASHIRELALA Posted on 16/07/2017 21:03

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[:O]

Too scared blood [sad]
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dukeandpepi Posted on 16/07/2017 21:25

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Leave them alone. They are more aggressive this time of the year as they have young to feed.
It is humans that have out fished the seas and left them with no choice than go elsewhere and to urbanise.
A bit like the human Refugees to seek security in another Country.
They are decreasing in numbers which is a surprise to many. Just google Herring Gull which are the noisy types and bold. Part of the seaside heritage are Seagulls.
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Towerman Posted on 16/07/2017 21:27

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Dunk the bread in cheap vodka first, then you will have the last laugh. [:D]
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onlyonepool Posted on 16/07/2017 21:28

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Get yourself a pet Hawk, you won't be bothered again[^]
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Fritzl_Palace Posted on 16/07/2017 21:31

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They're definitely coming more inland. I'm having to shut my windows at 4am as the dawn chorus is now the squawking of these bl00dy gulls!

They're scavengers so they've got wise to what's on offer away from the coastline.

I'm beginning to fell like Tippi Hedren!
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Delfino Posted on 16/07/2017 21:32
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Dukeandpepsi [^]

Wonder where the wildlife used to live before humans came along[rle]
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todayistheday Posted on 16/07/2017 21:34

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Common problem in FY2,if nesting or have their young about they will swoop for you. See them rummaging in waste bags in town early morning,eating kebab meat and pecking at dead birds in the street,fish seem off their menu in todays seagull diet.
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Seaside_Terryer Posted on 16/07/2017 21:45

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TodayIsTheDay

Is that what the family are doing already?
[:o)]
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pondman Posted on 16/07/2017 21:50

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All you pro Europeans are getting your comeuppance now alright. If it wasn't for Ted Heath and them bl**dy Tories, our fishing industry wouldn't have been decimated, and the gulls would be living happily at the dockside bothering nobody. But would you listen when Dennis Skinner warned of gull Armageddon?





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Fast_Fourier_Transformation Posted on 16/07/2017 22:02

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Noisy fukcers, but ffs that's what living in a seaside town is all about. If we didn't have any, everyone would be moaning. I have lived in the Gynn Square area for almost 50 years and I have never seen or known a seagull attack a human being. I love the gulls [^]
They are a lot more aggressive in Cornwall though [smi]
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MACSEASIDER Posted on 16/07/2017 22:15

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As I said earlier there needs to be a cull.

I was in Garstang this morning and there were seagulls flying around. Not many. But saw a few.

In my 42 years I never saw such a proliferation of gulls. They are become land birds. As scavengers it's not a big change for them to survive.

Just hope they don't reach Bowland........[:O]
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Ladron_Grande Posted on 16/07/2017 22:28

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Seriously annoys me, we live on the coast, we share our environment with sea birds and the amount of selfish humans that complain about our fauna is quite depressing.
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MACSEASIDER Posted on 16/07/2017 22:31

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Depends mate. When gulls are nesting miles and miles away from their natural habitat then they are no longer fauna. They become a proliferation and a nuisance.
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LANCASHIRELALA Posted on 16/07/2017 22:32

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I only asked if they would hurt me! Survival innit.
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Fast_Fourier_Transformation Posted on 16/07/2017 22:34

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Well said LG. Lets cull all the lowlife humans instead.
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pondman Posted on 16/07/2017 22:38

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Live and let live. Have a pet juvenile gull that will never fly, but lives happily in the garden, and comes inside at night to roost. Lovely, intelligent bird. Probably smarter than some on here...[:D]
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dukeandpepi Posted on 16/07/2017 22:41

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Mac

Just read my 21:25 comments.

Herring Gulls are red listed as decreased population of 50% over last 20 years.
They cannot depend on following Ships anymore due to the law of dumping rubbish into our already polluted sea's. Diet is now the scraps that selfish humans dump on the Street . They do good for that reason.

Lala - Gulls will only attack humans if you disturb their nest or approach their chicks.
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LANCASHIRELALA Posted on 16/07/2017 22:44

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Thanks duke, the answer I requested.

I wouldn't hurt them, I feed them. Just wanted to know if it was safe to sit out when they are around.
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MACSEASIDER Posted on 16/07/2017 22:49

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dukeandpepi - they aren't Herring gulls!
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dukeandpepi Posted on 16/07/2017 22:50

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Layla- Just one word of warning.If you feed them regular,they will feed off your hand,however they will peck your hand with force!
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TheFuhrer Posted on 17/07/2017 00:49

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They love crumpets apparently
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tangerine_neil Posted on 17/07/2017 00:54

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They live for about 20 years. Thought that might cheer you up. [:D]

Pair of them last year hammering on the letterbox to be fed and dive-bombing when back was turned. [:O]

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Ladron_Grande Posted on 17/07/2017 11:45

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My last house my next door neighbour's used to put out every scrap of food onto their old coal bunker, plates of noodles, piles of pasta, everything. Consequently there would be hundreds of them at every meal time. The cars and windows would be covered with cr4p. Sadly you couldn't reason with them, low IQ, Manyoo shirt wearing, toothless gimps. Glad I moved.
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LASHINGtheLAMB Posted on 17/07/2017 13:52

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seriously if you feed them you're asking for trouble, LG is right. some places even have bylaws forbidding the feeding of them for reasons only to obvious.
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Cagey Posted on 17/07/2017 14:14

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They are a XXXXXX nuisance . They sit on the vicarage fence next door having it off . They have no shame .
Ladron I'm surprised you tried to reason with them , they are just rats with wings.
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Kseasider Posted on 17/07/2017 14:36

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You can't complain about seagulls if you feed them lol,

How about going for a nice walk on the prom or beach and feed them there, at least you and your neighbors cars and windows won't be covered in excrement, [;)]

PS, wear a hat [:D]
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Tony_Green_71 Posted on 17/07/2017 15:16

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Seagulls are scavengers albeit very smart scavengers - if you feed them they will keep returning to the same spot to look for food.

Northern seagulls are generally a lot more civilised bunch than their southern counterparts (no surprise there !).

Many seaside resorts, particularly in the South West, have colonies of aggressive seagulls who regularly look to snatch food straight from humans - I have often seen sandwiches, pasties, ice creams and crisps taken out of the hands of people walking down the street or sat on the beacj. You rarely, if ever, see this around Blackpool.

Most seaside resorts down there forbid the feeding of seagulls.

Seagulls will only attack humans from behind so you cant see them coming - the best way to avoid getting nailed by a seagull is to wear sunglasses on the back of your head - you might look a dick but your pasty will be safe [^]
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dukeandpepi Posted on 17/07/2017 16:02
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Mac (Mr ornithologist!) if they aren't Herring Gulls then what are they ?
There are lesser
Black backed gulls around which have black wings and are not as bold. They too are protected.
The only unprotected Gull is the Great Black backed gull which is not common in urban areas.They are Huge!
Herring Gulls are the noisy news with grey wings and the bolder too. The ones we are more familiar with.
Several species in this country and no such bird as a Seagull. They live 30/40 years and one recorded at 49.
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davepick1 Posted on 17/07/2017 16:25

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Car parked on the drive.
I came out one morning a few weeks ago and it was covered in seagull sh!t.
Took me at least 30+ mins to get it all off, and that's with the special 'Bird droppings' stuff.
Why don't they just advertise it as 'Seagull Sh!t Remover'[rle]?
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Lolly123 Posted on 17/07/2017 16:47

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I live in the centre of Cleveleys.

The 'nails down a blackboard' mind-scrambling screech is genuinely nasty noise pollution.

And thats from someone who lived under the LHR flight path.

Night/bed time and early hours. Nonbleedin' stop.

A flock doesn't make a really bad-haired 80's band.
It makes a terrifying Issac Asimov story.
Like the worst, loudest and angriest neighbour you can imagine.


Lala, I've seen them steal pastries from nummys outside Pound Bakery.

That's pretty entertaining though to be fair.[^]


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tangerinedave Posted on 17/07/2017 17:58

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A bloke at work got attacked one evening on his jog, he said it wouldn't stop so he picked up a piece of wood (Stanley park area) to defend himself. He then got nicked for swinging the wood around. He is a mushroom though. [^]
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SouthportSeasider Posted on 17/07/2017 18:35

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Show em a bit of leg but not too much they end up flying here.
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leamingtonbytheseaside Posted on 17/07/2017 20:55

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XXXXXX seagulls. Coming over here. Taking our chips.
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vegaspool Posted on 17/07/2017 21:01

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NASM [^]
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MARK_GT Posted on 17/07/2017 21:02

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Tangerinedave [:D]
Blackpool also hosts black headed and common gulls. All part of our seaside heritage and declining in numbers. Leave them be!
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poolseasider Posted on 17/07/2017 21:11

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Fcukin brilliant this thread people moaning about SEAgulls while choosing to live by the SEA.
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TangerineMorph Posted on 17/07/2017 21:15

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Yep, they wake me up every morning. They are definitely more aggressive and noisy lately. Never noticed them in the past to the extent of what I do now!
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todayistheday Posted on 17/07/2017 22:22

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I'm thinking of getting a hen harrier or similar to scare them off if it gets any worse.
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Tony_Green_71 Posted on 17/07/2017 22:34

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Hen harriers are a seriously endangered species - not helped my mindless idiots in the shooting community in the Ribble Valley who (allegedly, of course) illegally shoot these rare birds because they occasionally prey on their beloved grouse which they like to shoot - go figure that one.......

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todayistheday Posted on 18/07/2017 00:09

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[:D]
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vegaspool Posted on 18/07/2017 02:09

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I kill several scorpions a year but HELLO I live in the dessert
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TangerineNige Posted on 18/07/2017 08:29

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Massive cull needed far to many and far to aggressive these days.Hopefully,following Brexit they will lose EU protection and can be massively culled absolutely.
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dukeandpepi Posted on 18/07/2017 08:54

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They cannot be culled as decreasing and on red alert.
Just google "RSPB Herring Gull."
They will be less aggressive from next month once the young can fend for themselves.
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davepick1 Posted on 18/07/2017 13:45

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Last year MrsDP and I were in Devon. We were sat on a bench overlooking the bay. On the next bench were another couple just having a bite to eat. The Mrs broke off a piece of something and handed it to her man. Before he could grasp it a Seagull swooped down and took the lot.
There is a big sign which says 'Feeding the seagulls is an offence'.
I hadn't the heart to tell her she'd just committed an Offence.[:D]
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BennyBFC67 Posted on 18/07/2017 16:43

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One of these feckers swooped down and nicked my bacon butty as I walked out of Gregg's on Adelaide Street.
Abloke sat on a bench saw the whole thing......he was XXXXXXing himself laughing.
Must admit I saw the funny side too......Dirty b'stards.
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Wizard_Wes Posted on 19/07/2017 13:42

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Lived on the Fylde Coast my whole life and never had a problem - driving in to Manchester a few weeks ago I was hit and pebble dashed Dambusters style [:O]
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ValleyMcB Posted on 19/07/2017 18:23

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We live in Kent, 60-odd miles from Dover, the nearest seaside to us. Yet we hear seagulls all the time, also, when I'm up at the hospital in Central London they are always flying around making their noise [8D]

Last year when we spent a few days in Hastings we were just walking along the front and I got blobbed on big time - all in my hair, down my shirt, on my bag etc.....had to go to Boots and buy some wipes to get it off [|)]

But overall, I love seagulls, they remind me of all the happy times I have spent in Blackpool over the years [:D]
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LANCASHIRELALA Posted on 19/07/2017 18:55

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If they cr*p on you it's meant to be lucky [sad]
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ValleyMcB Posted on 19/07/2017 20:32

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So I hear - although it wasn't particularly lucky for me at the time!
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LANCASHIRELALA Posted on 19/07/2017 20:34

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No it happened to me walking around Stanley Park. Total ambush [sad]
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Delfino Posted on 19/07/2017 22:52

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Just like the rest of the avian species, learn to appreciate them not hate them.

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