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foreverfoxcat
foreverfoxcat
Seven days in Looe
And I only took one picture. Actually it's more of a scene of crime photo.

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That ice cream had clotted cream on top and a flake. You win this round, seagull. You win.
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murphybabe From: murphybabe Date: 24th May 2013 14:31 (UTC) (Link)
They scared me last year. They are vicious! In fact, I'm surprised they can fly, with all the food they snatch from the people they mug. Hope you got another icecream, with flake and clotted cream, and ate it indoors.
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 24th May 2013 14:51 (UTC) (Link)
This bugger had the ice cream out of my hand before I'd even got four steps out of the shop, I only managed to get in a couple of licks before it was gone! Cornishcat and Ladyhawke were very generous and bought me another icecream, and also formed a barrier around me while I ate it! You know, I've lived in a seaside resort for over 30 years and that's the first time I've ever been robbed by a seagull. Little buggers.
snailbones From: snailbones Date: 24th May 2013 15:16 (UTC) (Link)


They're right thugs *shakes fist skywards*


Mmmm, clotted cream on ice cream. Lush!

foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 24th May 2013 15:28 (UTC) (Link)
It was a clotted cream vanilla ice cream, with extra clotted cream on top. Absolutely the best kind of ice cream there is. Which is no doubt why the rotten little swine singled it out for attention in the first place. Seagulls are thugs, aren't they? Discerning ones, too!
milomaus From: milomaus Date: 24th May 2013 16:58 (UTC) (Link)
First I thought it was the murder of a snail....

Greedy seagull!
We tied our tent close on a campground in Scotland, because the seagulls opened the one from our neighbours and stole all the good stuff, the cookies and crisps.
Old bread was all they left.

I do hope the rest of your days were wonderful!!
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 24th May 2013 17:00 (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow! Seagulls are really persistent, aren't they? And fussy eaters, apparently! We had one who kept trying to get in to the house through the cat flap. He'd peck at it constantly and would manage to get it open a little bit, but not enough to come in and steal any food!
milomaus From: milomaus Date: 24th May 2013 19:14 (UTC) (Link)
And the cat?
Amazing that they are able to figure out sth like that!
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 24th May 2013 20:42 (UTC) (Link)
The cat wasn't bothered, although I used to get annoyed at all the tapping! He'd be there every morning and evening, regular as clockwork. I was always worried that he'd actually find his way in and I'd wake up to find my kitchen ransacked!
From: solosundance Date: 24th May 2013 17:46 (UTC) (Link)
They can be a real menace can't they. As for stealing clotted cream ice cream with flakes (yum!)... he needs an ASBO slapped on him. You got him bang to rights on camera though.
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 24th May 2013 18:12 (UTC) (Link)
Ha! I also have two very reliable witnesses. And I reckon I've got a good claim for compensation - that ice cream cost about three quid. It's about time this government adopted a no tolerance approach on seagull related crime.
constant_muse From: constant_muse Date: 24th May 2013 19:53 (UTC) (Link)
And you could pick out the gull in question in an identity parade? lol
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 24th May 2013 20:46 (UTC) (Link)
He's probably a master criminal, and can disguise himself as any number of other common gulls. It means he always has an alibi. He's the Moriarty of gulls.
From: solosundance Date: 24th May 2013 21:57 (UTC) (Link)
He probably knows Feathers McGraw from Wallace and Gromit as well.
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 25th May 2013 07:24 (UTC) (Link)
This is organised crime on an unprecedented scale, people. Watch your backs out there.
moth2fic From: moth2fic Date: 24th May 2013 20:03 (UTC) (Link)
It's an incredibly good photograph, so if you only managed one, at least it was worthwhile!
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 24th May 2013 20:47 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I definitely feel like the photo captured the pain and heartache of the moment. :D
moth2fic From: moth2fic Date: 24th May 2013 21:14 (UTC) (Link)
When I was teaching, gulls used to line up on the roof to mug kids and clear all crumbs of crisps etc from the playground. And it wasn't even a seaside resort! They are definitely evil birds!! LOL
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 25th May 2013 07:26 (UTC) (Link)
They're coming further and further inland and targeting the most vulnerable people - children! This is serious stuff. Pretty soon we won't be able to leave the house.
firlefanzine From: firlefanzine Date: 24th May 2013 21:05 (UTC) (Link)
Don't beat me, but I like the seagull! :-)

foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 25th May 2013 07:29 (UTC) (Link)
I don't mind the seagull much either! I was going to shoo him away from the remains of the ice cream so he didn't get to enjoy the fruits of his mugging, but I couldn't even bring myself to do that! I did give him a stern talking to, and told him that he should be out at sea fishing for his food like an honest gull, but I don't think I managed to reform him!
From: moonlightmead Date: 25th May 2013 21:19 (UTC) (Link)
Bad gull, bad!

Such beautiful birds when high above the water, but such evil characters when stealing ice-cream!
foreverfoxcat From: foreverfoxcat Date: 26th May 2013 07:40 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, but it's when they're high above the water that they're scoping you out, picking out their next victim and planning their attack. And all the while, there we are beneath them - completely unaware of the ice cream stealing tornado that's about to strike!
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