Skip to comments.Seagulls attack Scottish mail carrier
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."
Intoxicated seagulls provide hours of entertainment!
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.
I just got through watching that movie an hour or so ago.
Tippi Hedren lives at a wildlife habitat these days. FWIW.
Is that the Tern lake on Seward Hwy right after exit to Kenai?
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.
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.
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