“When are the local councils going to do something about the seagull menace in and around North Devon? My family and I went into Ilfracombe on Thursday for a day out (I had a week off work) and purchased ice cream from the vendor on the seafront on returning to the car. We were about 5 yards from the car when in a matter of seconds a seagull swooped down from behind landed on my head and grabbed the ice cream from my hands before catapulting itself out to sea. Very amusing as this may seem if it had been my 3 year old grandson this had happened to he could have been seriously injured and or traumatised by the incident. I myself was shocked and stunned and was very lucky indeed not to have sustained and injury as I could feel the claws of the bird as it hit my head. These birds are vermin and a nuisance....not helped by the fact that the tourists were feeding them on Wildersmouth beach. These birds need to be egg culled and warning signs erected stating not to feed the birds placed along the seafront. Lets face it, the council can afford the signs now they are collecting revenue from all the parking charges they have introduced. The problem is not confined to the seafronts. I live in Braunton and there are more and more of these birds coming inland and populating the area I live. ACTION IS NEEDED NOW...BEFORE SOMEONE IS SERIOUSLY HURT.”
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