Hungry Seagull Swoops From the Sky to Steal Sandwich

July 8, 2008 / No Comments

greedy seagull eats sandwich Hungry Seagull Swoops From the Sky to Steal Sandwich

In the seaside town of South Shields, in north east England, on King Street a greedy seagull enjoys a sandwich in the sky. How is that possible you may ask? Well, there’s a story, somehow similar (at least to some shoppers) to Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, ‘Birds’.

A 27-year-old woman, from Northumberland, was trying to eat her sandwich when a giant and “ruthless” seagull came from behind and managed to steal the tasty pieces of bread. She’s not the only one. More shoppers complained that they’ve been terrorized by seagulls that are trying to steal food from people walking on the streets.

‘These seagulls are so desperate for food it seems they’ll approach people to take food rather than fight for scraps on the floor’ said Maisie Harrison, 68, from Whiteleas.

woman attacked by hungry seagull Hungry Seagull Swoops From the Sky to Steal Sandwich

The municipality used to spend money on proofing some of the buildings on King Street but their efforts were in vain. Just make sure you don’t have a snack with you when passing by or you’ll get “attacked”, too.

Is there another solution? You guys know anything?