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Seagulls attack Scottish mail carrier
upi. ^ | June 29, 2012

Posted on 06/30/2012 10:42:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono

ELGIN, Scotland, - The British Royal Mail said deliveries to more than 20 residents of a Scottish town have been suspended after a letter carrier was attacked by seagulls.

The Royal Mail said the "swooping attacks" by seagulls in Elgin led the service to suspend deliveries until the end of the nesting season, The Daily Telegraph reported Friday.

"The safety of our people is paramount to Royal Mail and these swooping attacks have made it difficult for her to continue to do her job," a spokesman said. "Unfortunately, these frightening attacks have meant that this week we have temporarily suspended deliveries to some addresses in Muirfield Road. These kinds of attacks do occur at this time of year across the country as gulls are nesting."

The spokesman said the affected residents can pick up their mail at the High Street Post Office.

Resident George McPhee, 66, said he does not agree with the Royal Mail's decision.

"The seagulls are a bloody pest, but I have been 41 years in the same house and they have never hurt anybody -- and that's including kiddies, dogs and cats," he said. "Even during the Blitz everybody was getting their post. If they have to issue them hard hats then so be it."


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1 posted on 06/30/2012 10:42:46 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 06/30/2012 10:46:21 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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3 posted on 06/30/2012 10:46:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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4 posted on 06/30/2012 10:49:52 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now, or something.)
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5 posted on 06/30/2012 10:49:52 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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6 posted on 06/30/2012 10:50:55 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ( Romney blows with the political winds, Obama just blows.)
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7 posted on 06/30/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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8 posted on 06/30/2012 10:55:44 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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9 posted on 06/30/2012 11:00:16 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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10 posted on 06/30/2012 11:11:48 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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When I was a young man I would get much pleasure out of taking a loaf of bread and a bottle of "jack" down to the local small boat harbor.

Intoxicated seagulls provide hours of entertainment!

11 posted on 06/30/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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In rural Alaska we lived near Tern Lake, (name says it all) in the nesting season we came to hate the damn things. They would sometimes attack the kids playing out in the yard.

Had a big Airedale and he did not suffer their screeching and pecking gladly. By leaping up in the air when they got too close, he would occasionally get one, he enjoyed crunching them in his jaws.


12 posted on 06/30/2012 11:27:50 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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No, I didn't decapitate it but thought it funny.

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13 posted on 06/30/2012 11:31:23 AM PDT by Aliska
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I just got through watching that movie an hour or so ago.


14 posted on 06/30/2012 11:58:22 AM PDT by yarddog
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Tippi Hedren lives at a wildlife habitat these days. FWIW.


15 posted on 06/30/2012 12:09:28 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (If you believe what you're saying, quit making taxable income. Starve the beast.)
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Is that the Tern lake on Seward Hwy right after exit to Kenai?


16 posted on 06/30/2012 1:05:48 PM PDT by strongbow
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Neither rain nor hail nor sleet nor snow nor heat of day nor dark of night shall keep this carrier from the swift completion of his appointed rounds but gulls is another story.


17 posted on 06/30/2012 2:27:03 PM PDT by bgill
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18 posted on 06/30/2012 2:41:11 PM PDT by Krankor
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On a recent trip to Britain last month, I was in St. Ives one fine sunny day walking behind some guy carrying an ice-cream cone in his right hand. In a flash, a seagull swooped down from behind and plucked the cone right out of the guys hand. Everyone laughed, including the guy who lost his treat, but I wasn’t happy because I failed to get a picture. Seagulls are nasty creatures.


19 posted on 06/30/2012 5:42:29 PM PDT by driftless2
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20 posted on 06/30/2012 6:30:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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21 posted on 06/30/2012 6:35:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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22 posted on 06/30/2012 6:37:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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23 posted on 06/30/2012 6:41:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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Sure is, we lived at mile post 36 Seward hwy from 1970-76.

I understand things have sure changed around the area from when we first moved there and our nearest neighbor was six miles away in Moose Pass.

Friend in Seward said there is even a B&B at the lake.


24 posted on 06/30/2012 6:43:14 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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25 posted on 06/30/2012 6:43:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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Is that beard & neck stubble?


26 posted on 06/30/2012 6:45:02 PM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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27 posted on 06/30/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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