SHAMELESS seagulls are sneaking up and nicking Brits’ food more than ever, a survey found.
Daring raids on our grub by greedy gulls have doubled in the past year.
Incidents of seagulls diving on Brits for their grub have DOUBLED in the past year[/caption]
Top targets for gulls include chips, crisps, ice creams and lollies, sandwiches, chicken nuggets, and chocolate bars.
They also have their beady birdy eyes on pizza slices, sausage rolls, fruit and pieces of fried chicken.
A poll of 2,000 Brits in 2020/21 found 22 per cent said they had been dive-bombed by a gull going for their food
Already this year, that number has shot up to 41 per cent.
Amy Hollingsworth, 34, said she lost some of her dinner to a gull last week. Amy, of Hastings, East Sussex, said: “I was sitting near the pier eating chicken nuggets and chips when I noticed I was slowly being surrounded by gulls.
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“I stood up and started walking away from them, but one kept coming back again and again and eventually he just flew at me and grabbed a nugget.
“I can’t believe how brazen he was — he was just waiting for the opportunity and took it.”
And TV presenter Dan Walker said he once lost a battered sausage to a seagull while strolling along Brighton beach. He said: “Often they approach from behind. They’re sneaky.”
A spokesman for website CarShades.co.uk, which conducted the survey, said that seagull attacks always increase when the sun comes out.
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