Café Owner arms customers with water pistol to get rid of seagulls
A café owner is taking drastic measures against seagulls after they are regularly swooping down and stealing food from his paying customers. He has decided to give his staff and customers water pistols to squirt the seagulls away.
Mark Riddick said enough is enough after the years of attacks and has issued customers with water pistols to fend off the birds.
Speaking on the matter he said
'They are big, powerful birds who attack people and children, especially this time of year when they have young.
'For them it is preferable to have easy pickings from tables rather than go out to sea and hunt for food.
'They defecate over people and furniture. They are a real nuisance.'
'We have got a gig outside seating area where the seagulls are an absolute menace,' he said.
Seagulls are protected by law and thus by using a water gun filled with tap water Mr Riddick is able to deter the birds away.
Unfortunately many towns around the coast have to deal with this problem. Kevin Lake from the teignrbirdge district council said that 'Seagulls are part and parcel of our seaside towns up and down the country and the issue of nuisance birds is one organisations and people nationwide can identify with.
'They are primarily sea residing birds but are tempted in by food, so everyone can do their bit to deter seagulls from swooping in.
This ranges from not feeding them leftover food, to using public bins that are provided, or taking litter home.
Many of our resorts have put up signs echoing that same message.'
On the social networks users gave logical reasons why the seagulls are coming and how to get rid of them. Seagulls usually find their food at sea and the reason they are coming to land is because they are finding food here. Possibly from people giving them food or it being chucked away and not being disposed of properly.
Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Richard Taylor