Seagulls Stealing Ice Cream

26th July 2011

With their noisy calls and voracious appetite they are a distinctive feature of the seaside.

But relations between humans and seagulls are becoming fraught. Holidaymakers from all over the World have complained of being "mugged" by fearless seagulls stealing chips, sandwiches and ice cream.

Seagulls are such sly thieves that shops actually no display warning signs that "Seagulls like ice cream too" and traders advise: "Keep your food close and keep it low."