What’s worse than seagulls? Drunken rowdy seagulls!

This report just in from that bastion of scientific research journalism, the Bristol Post!

As if these pests aren’t pesky enough, now they’re getting hammered and causing a ruckus!

drunk_seagull(No, not drunk on beer like your average yobbo!)

It seems the local shithawks in Devon county, southwest England, are getting wasted, acting loutishly and attacking people.

Bet you can’t guess how!

A new theory explaining an increase in seagull attacks has been found – they are getting drunk on flying ants.


Scientists say gulls’ behaviour is getting worse because the hot temperatures have seen a massive boom in the insects, specifically flying ants, upon which gulls feed.

The ants then turn to formic acid in their stomachs and act like alcohol – causing the gulls to lose inhibitions around humans and brazenly steal food.

seagull-1(Fighting over food. The gull seems to be getting the better of this battle)

They are left so tipsy the gulls have been seen flying straight into buildings and into the paths of moving cars.

funny-titanic-scene-seagull-eye(“I’m king of the world! D’OH!”)

Residents in Ilfracombe, Devon, recently reported being swooped on by the sloshed seabirds and, at first, presumed they were protecting their nests.

But they sensed something was wrong when the birds started flying into buildings and into the paths of cars.

Yeah, that’s usually a good clue.

At any rate, high heat is usually to blame for the increased flying ants so hopefully, things will calm down at summer’s end.



5 comments on “What’s worse than seagulls? Drunken rowdy seagulls!

  1. Love the “King of the world! D’oh!” pic. lol
    We’ve been having a problem with ant infestation this year. Thankfully they’re not flying ants!

    • vampyrefangs says:

      With me, it’s mice. Usually, they don’t come inside until the fall but this summer has been unusual in so many ways. I hate putting traps out for them but I think I hate mouse crap more. 😦

  2. renxkyoko says:

    * sigh * Now we have drunken seagulls. Problems are piling up.

    • vampyrefangs says:

      Right. Like seagulls need any encouragement to be even more loud and boorish. With pigeons, all they do is walk away and give you dirty looks. Seagulls are the football hooligans of the bird world! 😉

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