What the PECK! Ravenous seagulls try to gobble up a chip tossed onto car’s dashboard by driver… but can’t get their beaks on it due to WINDSCREEN
- Footage taken on October 4 shows two seagulls standing on the bonnet of a car
- Georgina Grey, from Wellington, New Zealand, threw a chip at the windscreen
- A flock of birds descend on the car and peck at the glass to try and eat the food
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This is the hilarious moment a flock of hungry seagulls peck at a car’s front window in an attempt to get a chip on the dashboard.
Footage taken on October 4 shows the swarm of animals descending on the car in the attempt to retrieve the chip at Owhiro beach, Wellington.
Georgina Grey, from Wellington, New Zealand, was eating fish and chips in the vehicle with her boyfriend as the birds watched from outside.
A flock of hungry seagulls peck at a car’s front window in an attempt to get a chip on the other side of the glass
Two seagulls were standing on the bonnet of a car, and to trick the greedy animals, she threw a chip against the front windscreen.
Their beaks hit off the glass as they peck at the chip, not realising they are unable to get it as it sits on top of the dashboard.
Suddenly a flock of seagulls join the other birds in a frenzy to try and get a taste of the food.
The video went viral online with over 600,000 views, as users commented on the hilarious clip.
Georgina Grey, from Wellington, New Zealand, threw a chip at the windscreen as seagulls stood on the car bonnet and watched
Suddenly a flock of seagulls join the other birds in a frenzy to try and get a taste of the food in the footage taken on October 4
The seagulls hit their beaks hit off the glass as they peck at the chip, not realising they are unable to get it through the window
One user commented: ‘Fun and games till they crack ur window’.
Another referenced the Adele song Hello playing on the car radio and joked: ‘Hello from the other side’.
It’s not the first-time seagulls have made headlines for their love of chips.
In August, a startled mother was attacked by a flock of the seaside menaces at Brighton beach who stole all her fries in seconds.
Seagulls in the UK
- Some local authorities attempt to control the numbers of urban gulls by nest destruction.
- Since urban gull populations are still increasing, these actions do not appear to have the desired effect.
- All species of gull are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981.
- It has ‘red listed’ the herring gull due to its declining population.
- Natural England recognises that there are a number of problems with gulls in urban areas and local authorities can take preventative measures.
- These include keeping food storage and waste facility areas secure and discouraging deliberate feeding of birds by the public.
- If these measures don’t work, local authorities can remove nests and eggs for some species of birds without an individual licence.
- Scarborough Council launched a one year gull proofing property scheme for private buildings.
- Research has shown an increase in gulls in towns which is estimated at having doubled in the last 20 years.
- Research has shown that seagulls are having larger families due to the lack of predators and the advantages of food close by.