Seagulls have become very brazen and savage and are increasingly stalking and stealing people’s food. This has been causing alarm for some beachgoers because they fear the’ fly by food heists’ that occur quite frequently. Seagulls know where to find a free lunch and it’s never far away.
Seagulls know where the tourists flock to and the tourists feed them not knowing they are creating monsters. Tourists come from many urban areas and are fascinated with wildlife and feed the seagulls for fun. Many public areas with a beach and park systems have posted signs warning the tourists of the consequences of feeding the seagulls. The tourists don’t read the signs and feed the seagulls, not knowing they are creating a mass problem that could cause danger to the tourists.
Seagulls are considered wildlife and are protected and they do not need a diet in unnecessary fat from the food the tourists eat. Seagulls were created to eat a diet of fish and insects. The mayfly is one of the seagull’s favorite insect that is important for the seagull’s diet to stay healthy. Tourists are harming the birds and themselves by becoming prey for these birds.
The best seagull deterrents are not to carry any type of food with you onto a beach. If you’re going to be picnicking, go to the picnic area where the seagulls won’t attack. Seagulls don’t fly far from water. If you live in an area near water where there are seagulls, put your garbage in a dumpster. Seagulls will smell the food in garbage and attack if the food is not in a secured garbage container. The next deterrent is look for any kind of signs that is posted. Read all the rules if you are in an area where seagulls are present. Following the rules and not feeding the seagulls will not only cause you harm but cause the seagull harm as well.
Manly Beach in Florida has the most vicious seagulls in the nation. The Manly Council said the public has been discouraged from feeding the seagulls for years. Many residents are fearful of the brazen attacks by seagulls and don’t bring food to the beach. Manly encourage public education of seagulls so the residents and tourists are aware of the seagull dilemma. Public Education is a very informative deterrent concerning seagulls and decided not to put up additional signs.
Remember these three deterrents when to going to an open public park system or beach area where seagulls reside. Seagulls are considered wildlife and need a good diet to be healthy in body and mind. They should live in their natural habitat and as tempting and fun as it is to feed a seagull, look for the rules that say anything about feeding the birds. In addition, public education is always informative and research is good when you decide on a vacation spot. Common sense is almost the best deterrent sometimes when seeing seagulls around water.