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Seagulls Are Scary

Seagulls Are Scary

bobmanuk

wouldnt like to be the car that that bird craps on


LucindaMorgan

Is that seagull even going to be able to fly after that?


Alwin_

I was once at a seal sanctuary. When it was feeding time, the feeder said "we save the biggest fish for the seaguls" a little confused, I watched as he threw a fish about 2/3 the size of a seagul next to it and the bird started to swallow it "..because we really hate seaguls and with a big fish in their gut, they cant fly. He he he" and then I watched the seagul being torn apart by a seal, eating the bird first and the fish after, effectively making its own surf and turf.


Revolutionary_Low716

So the seal ate the seagull?


Alwin_

...and the fish


Revolutionary_Low716

I don’t understand so the feeder was expecting this to happen?


Alwin_

Yes. He hates seaguls and knew this would happen


stevein3d

The only thing he hates worse is Nathan the know-it-all seal expert guy. So he’s planning to feed Nathan a fish-gorged seagull, then stand back and watch the show.


Gymrat777

It's like the Murder 1 version of a turducken!


foodfood321

A Murducken


Cheesy_Chalk

I too share that same hate


Seattlepowderhound

I mean, it's a Seal Sanctuary not a Seagull sanctuary I guess! I'd also imagine having the food for the seals constantly stolen gets annoying.


gkaplan59

I totally read the first comment as Seagull Sanctuary and was thoroughly confused


Speedlimate

You're just thinking of Utah.


RJTG

I guess it's more about the Seagulls attacking baby-seals or pecking flesh out of injured seals. Or just seagulls attacking humans that go too close to their territory, which should happen quite a lot when you visit seals at their natural habitat.


Jak_n_Dax

Yes. Seagulls are pests, and can be extra food for the seals.


GaryBusey007

But then this seagull came, and it was, 'this is this, and that is that, and...'


fluffyxsama

Seagull!? You went up to the surface again didn't you? DIDN'T YOU??


unclethulk

Daddy I love him!


jyunga

Yeah, thus the "He he he"


ilovekuro

Evidently. On purpose because the seagulls are a pest


Alwin_

And a snack!


Nocleverresponse

I can’t remember where, but I’ve seen video of…I believe they were orcas… and they would hide some of their fish that the feeder gave them and then would take them out when the seagulls came and put it in the shallow area and when the birds would take the bait they’d eat the birds.


WHRocks

[Seagulls Hate This One Trick](https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/33qr2u/killer_whale_uses_bait_to_bird_hunt/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)


PinkVoltron

I used to work at sea world in high school. There was some walkway where your could look down on shamu. I loved cleaning that area because you could watch the orcas bait the seagulls. It was really cool.


spn2000

For about 5 years when I was a wee kid, we had an old sailor stay with us. He sailed convoys during WW2. Wasn’t much he wanted to share about that. But he absolutely HATED seagulls. I remember he said they would circle around seamen and hack them in the head, until they could get to the juiciest parts.. that kind of stuck with me. He showed us how to fish for seagulls, and some other mean tricks. He did not like seagulls.


RumsAndGuns

Upvote for old sailors that tell stories to children and teach them useful things.


mrnoonan81

This is fantastic problem solving


aheadwarp9

More like a surf and... what's the aerial equivalent to turf? Clouds? So, a surf and cloud? Doesn't have the same ring to it, oh well...


ballrus_walsack

Surf and squawk.


TwentyTwoTwelve

Surf and sky? Aqua and air? Fish and flight? Fin and feathers? Gills and gullets? Bream and beak? Boonies and birdies? Waves and wings? Pollock and pinion? Divers and down? Ebbers and eider? Drips and drafts? Waves and winds? Glugs and gusts? Wet and windy? Flow and fan? I can't tell if most of these sound more like a bar or a law firm.


aheadwarp9

I bow to your verbosity and vocabulary good sir!


schizophrenicism

Ebbers and Eider is definitely a law firm. Drips and drafts is a great name for a pub. Surf and sky was my first choice as well, but fish and feathers rolls off the tongue nicely.


SteakandTrach

Gulfishen? Fishgullen?


Suxez

Ferngully


Jak_n_Dax

Where would that fall under? r/humanshelpingnatureismetal ?


Tastewell

I really wanted that to be a sub.


Satarob

Fucking props to the guy. Disgusting creatures seagulls, I'll never forget one that traumatised me by eating a whole live pigeon in front of me when I was little.


HappyMeatbag

It’s a simple question of weight ratios.


remymartinia

What is the average air speed velocity of a laden swallow?


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imaloony8

Bold of you to assume it can even get off of the ground now.


Keeo86

This is not how I remember Watership down.


HeyItsTibbs

You're right. Not enough blood and childhood trauma.


WtfMayt

Great Black backed gulls can have a wingspan up to 1.7m, they are beasts. When you see one besides a herring gull they look fairly similar but are way cooler imo. Lots by the seaside near me.


RojoCinco

There's nothing quite as annoying as having that one hare stuck in the back of your throat.


Faasnat

Larry David moment


hogtiedcantalope

Mhemm Mehm MEHMMMM! Got it


Anneandsunshine

👌😂


Jumbolaya7

One of the most genius posts I have seen in a long time. Well done.


HornedBowler

That thing is so chubby by the end I thought it was a penguin.


neonjoe529

Well, it probably *was* a flightless bird for a while, so…


enile25828

Honest question. Does the animal Just sit there and slowly die in the seagulls stomach?


Xaks828

Generally speaking when birds swallow things whole they'll break its back or neck first to makes sure its dead. Any mammal could tear up the inside of a predator with relative ease were they still alive when swallowed.


enile25828

Thanks did not realize it.


KotzubueSailingClub

Birds in particular have to make sure their prey is good and dead before they try to eat it. Birds are light and frail because they have to be to fly. Therefore birds of prey try to hit their prey hard with their talons so the spine snaps and the animal dies quickly and cleanly. A seagull does not have deathclaw talons, so when it has to kill, it nails its prey hard with its beak. The beak grows out of the skull, and gull beaks are straight, giving the reinforcement needed to bust it up. The only problem is a straight beak does not rip-and-tear (like birds of prey have), so it's all or nothing when it's time to go down the gullet.


Sinsofpriest

Red tailed hawks are some amazing assholes too. Ive seen them pick up large field rabbits high up into the air and just drop em to their deaths in order to eat them. Edit: as someone has pointed, i cant say for certain it is indeed red tails that ive seen do this, i can only say that ive witnessed some sort of predatory raptor pick up field rabbits and chuck them to their deaths.


SirSureSire

I misread and thought you were talking about the incredible assholes required to pass such large turds but then remembered birds don't have assholes. What a ride.


Popular_Target

We had a hawk drop a dead rabbit on our pool screen once while we were swimming. We just heard a loud thud, looked up and there was a dead rabbit on top of the pool screen, blood dripping down in to the water. The hawk circled a few times, then swooped down, picked it up, and flew off.


Jadeinferno

The Red-legged Seriema repeatedly chucks lizards against hard surfaces to kill/ tenderize them.


Gurn_Blanston69

Saw a wedge tailed eagle pick up a small kangaroo in south Australia. Didn’t get very far with it, but still crazy to watch.


test_tickles

"Aeschylus, an ancient Greek playwright was killed at the age of 67, when an eagle dropped a tortoise on his head. The eagle is said to have mistaken his baldness for a rock and tried to use it to crack the shell of its prey. To add a further strange twist to the death of Aeschylus, Roman author Pliny, suggested that Aeschylus had been spending a lot of time outdoors to avoid a prophecy that he would be killed by a falling object."


Medieval_Mind

What a wild last ride for that rabbit though… I CAN SHOW YOU THE WOOORLD


MavetheGreat

Pelicans are a giant exception [Pelican eats pigeon](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-BjDE5yJi4) [Pelicans eat baby birds](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-BjDE5yJi4) [Another pelican eating a pigeon](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cP_pUF_8FY) [Yet another pelican eating a pigeon](https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3603209/That-ll-learn-Enormous-pelican-eats-pigeon-alive-catching-stealing-bigger-bird-s-food.html) [Pelican eating a duckling](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNnt25okdMU) [Pelicans trying to eat turtles](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAHaANIepcw) [Pelican trying to eat a cat](https://roflzoo.com/a-pelican-eating-a-cat.html) [Pelican trying to eat a capybara](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZpfR9PphaY) [Pelican trying to eat another pelican](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mSm465l5Vc)


Manuel_Snoriega

Is this why they call Louisiana "The Pelican State"?


MAC10forGOAT

It ate a whole state?! Daaaaaaamn.


OrgyMcBloodyFace

I love how the capybara is completely unconcerned


17th_Angel

I like how the mamals are like, "thats some nice physical contact, but your face is pretty hard."


SrslyNotAnAltGuys

The capybara is like "Dude. Dude. You're embarrassing yourself. Fine, not my problem."


lifestop

Can the Seagull really digest that hare whole? It seems like it would be impossible to pass.


PizzaQuest420

probably gonna vomit out the bones and fur later


ChocolateBunny

Why don't we ever see bones being vomitted onto our cars from flying seagulls? It's only ever poop.


Thanges88

I imagine the regurgitating action is not conducive to flying at the same time.


ommnian

Aww they can't puke and fly?? Poor things.


brucebrowde

Don't give them ideas...


mion81

I scrolled all the way here hoping to find an answer to this question too.


Kunxion

The seagull will have broken its neck beforehand (a lot of birds do this with mice, etc.). Animals generally won't eat whole something of comparative size alive as it could do damage to their insides


Megouski

Why did you assume it was alive, is the weird part.


mjulieoblongata

Like trying to shake the pillow into the pillowcase


RoadsTo

Just in the last few weeks (on Reddit) I’ve seen a seagull eat a rabbit, I’ve seen an octopus eat a seagull, and I’ve seen a seagull get drowned by a goose. Damn seagull life is violent!


alloowishus

And a [catfish will eat a pigeon](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv3bdb_fTsI). Circle of life.


LionIV

The pigeon at 0:50 is gone in 2 frames. What. the. fuck.


jyunga

A deer at a rabbit


PayMeNoAttention

Seagulls… they’ll poke your knees!


alloowishus

Stop it now


littlestray

Hm hah hm hm hm hah hm hm hah hm hm hm hah


bluewillow24

Everyone told me Not to stroll on that beach, Said, "Seagulls gonna come, Poke me in the coconut, " and they did, and they did.


diveraj

It's a little pitchy


ganymede_boy

Other seagull: "Fuck sake, Jerry!"


jeffp007

Walks off half way through it, “I’m not going to sit here while you do this to yourself, Jerry”


LeafyWolf

"if it fits, I shits"


replay40

Jerry! Bunnies are friends!


LordCy

"Well Christ Jerry if you're not gonna save me any."


raistliniltsiar

Is that a True Facts reference?


sgtsnacks64

“Jesus Christ Jerry at least chew your fucking good man!”


LesPaulRyanBraun

That thing isn’t gonna be able to fly for a few days


Pinols

Probably wont be able to fly as long as it lives... A handful of minutes


Longshot_45

I think I know the answer to this question, but can they suggest bones and fur?


universal_

Seagull waiter: Ah! The hare! Excellent choice good sir - might I suggest you have it with the bones and fur?


BigPum

But sir, it’s wa fur thin!!


IJHaile

*standing ovation*


BigPum

Takes a bow.


Murderface__

With the eggs on top.


AVotingGardenGnome

I love it when Reddit just runs with a typo


ericbyo

No, I would guess that they cough it up in pellets like owls.


MoistDitto

May I suggest the word *digest* for a more accurate search result?


brucebrowde

I'm feeling lucky


mothra-of-invention

So It's basically an anaconda that flies. An Airnaconda.


Ryan_22

I doubt it will be flying in the next few days.


ErikTheAngry

I dunno.. with that much to eat, it's gonna be shitting pretty hard. Even fat birds can take off on short runways when you use a RATO.


Liberty_P

You have some gull telling dad jokes at this hour.


Bgxyz

I sea what you did there


singapeng

They just winged it.


areinei

This is just the beakinning


ErikTheAngry

God I'm so gullible, I fall for these puns every time


Mephisto_Fred

Don't let it get you down.


Sinsofpriest

This pun almost flew right over my head.


simmonsatl

i’m not shore how that could happen


LookMaNoPride

~~My airnaconda don’t want none unless you got buns, hon~~ My airnaconda eats the buns and then he eats more, son


tc_spears

....and then it shits fur, son


ohineedascreenname

dad?


Dagg3r_X0

I.. ok…


corndogco

Okay. *Now* I see how birds descended from dinosaurs.


No_Waltz_2499

He’s gonna need a nap after that one


reactor_raptor

Like, how the fuck is he gonna shit out a gopher worth of bones? Or is this like the last meal he ever needs to consume? It lasts him until he dies of natural causes when the sun is depleted? I have so many unanswered questions here.


Jules420

The bird will most likely puke out the stuff he can not shit out. Or die.


GrandOpener

Definitely one of those two. But it seems like a pretty important distinction, at least from the seagull’s perspective.


MAC10forGOAT

You don’t know that. It could be depressed.


MakesTheNutshellJoke

Suicide by hearty meal. Hmm.


spec2re

That's a great black backed seagull. The wingspan is about 2 meters, or six feet. The lobster men where I grew up hate them because they eat loon young, puffins, and other medium sized waterfowl young, whole and often. They are not too be trifled with.


AverageFilingCabinet

>The lobster men I assume you mean fishers or sellers of lobster, but neither was the first thing that came to mind.


spec2re

Why not Zoidberg?


ericbyo

They cough it up in pellets.


Longshot_45

Now for someone or something else to eat the sea gull. It's like nature's tur-duck-en.


Wiggy_0000

Tur-gull-bit


RedDedDragoon

There’s always a bigger fish


filthadelphia13

Not as scary as the ones grabbing your damn French fries on the Atlantic City boardwalk.


alister12345

Those ones get way too damn close to people. Saw an old lady mistakenly feed one on the boardwalk and a whole flock ripped apart the rest of the fried dough in her hands


spec2re

No? Think about those with a six foot wing span: that's these black-backed bastards


TempleOfDoomfist

Is this a different type of seagull than the ones we see on piers and boardwalks stealing food? I had no idea they were capable of such violence. If they can do this, they can have my fries. These appear to be way fatter than usual seagulls, right?


BoredCop

There are several species, yes. This one is pretty big, they can have nearly a six foot wingspan.


todays-tom-sawyer

Yup, this is a Great Black Backed Gull, which is the largest gull species.


ArticulateT

We get the lesser black backed ones near where I live (at least I think it’s the lesser ones. They don’t look like they’d have a 6 foot wing span), but they’re no less aggressive. These kinds of seagulls are pretty versatile in their diet and habits. Generally speaking if you don’t put your trash bags in a bin with a lid when leaving it out for collection, they *will* pick it apart to get to food. They’ll actively kill and eat pigeons, steal food right out of your hand, stare down cars if they’re in the middle of the road, and stamp their feet on soil in wet weather to trick worms to the surface to eat them.


ItsProbablyAVulture

The herring gull is generally the gull you see in parking lots and boardwalks and stuff like that, stealing french fries. This is a great black-backed gull, as others have pointed out. This footage doesn't show it because of the distance but they are, as the name implies, quite big.


Heikold

Seagulls are a rare example of an animal where I find myself going “go on then - choke on your sins you winged bastard”.


TommyTuttle

I can’t believe I ate the whoooooole thing.


that_was_sarcasticok

This kinda made me feel sick 🥴


sioutdoors

Watch the little bird realize this m f is a savage


dking1222

What that mouf do


ambermage

Sea Chungus


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Oh not the whol--THE WHOLE DAMN THING


jarpio

Imagine being a land creature getting eaten by a seagull. Pathetic.


ffhmtr

Reminds me of a girl I knew once.


thick_curtains

“Time to swallow the hairy rabbit, babe”.


FredSlab

*gull


coasterreal

The other full gave him the crooked look like "wow, really Fred? Right here? Gonna stuff your face with that in public and then struggle to hoark it down? Fine. Enjoy, I'm out"


ZNZNZN891

Meanwhile cut to a human choking on a peanut


smudgetimeusa

Ok snake in disguise


josephmichael91

I appreciate having teeth more now


Oafus

I have’nt actually been in a seagulls belly, but this looks like a terrible, TERRIBLE way to go. Anyone have experience with this?


greychanjin

This is a dark souls boss. Oversized glutton with another being hanging out of their mouth.


Rmjn24

When she says I never do this


Safe_Space_Ace

Great black-backed gull. The largest gull. And the hungriest.


DaReddator

Looks like that other scavenger bird peaced out when it realized it might be next...


supagirl277

Other seagull: Come on man, you can do it. Chug chug chug!”


Doomstik

*HEAVY BREATHING*


jabberwox

I thought they just ate French Fries. TIL


CarminSanDiego

Get me that bird But sir.. I SAID GET ME THAT BIRD


GuynextdoorWV

At the end he’s like “See honey? I told you I could do it…oh yeah!”


Murtudun

This bird will be pedestrian for couple of days


cactusmac54

Anyone else hearing “Mine…mine…mine?”


TheActualDuckOfDeath

Magpie: Uhm, okay. That thing it's eating is bigger than me. I am out of here!


dreamrock

Seagulp


WildMoustache

Seagulls are assholes.


DimoX9

That explains the furry white poop on my windshield…


pewpy123

Jesus Christ. Does he need to eat for the next month?


evillman

Hey, look! I have a mustache!


mc_trigger

He is now an albatross.


CocoMicha

That is freaky. But amazing.


uatuon

That fit like OJ's glove


truespartan3

Gained debuff: you are no longer able to fly and each of your future poops will cause you 1 damage.


WishIhadaDaughter

No biggy. He was killed soon after this as he couldn't fly to escape another predator.


Thatguythatlovesrats

dont you just hate it when you get some hare in your mouth.


BassaForte

Probably should have had a glass of water with that...


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**"Get in my belly you silly rabbit!"**


KuatosFreedomBrigade

I wanted to see him try to fly after, or does he have to wait 30 minutes?


goshi0

A hold my beer if I ever saw one. " No one can eat that" Holdy beer


Cortilliaris

'Bro, watch me chug that thing! Watch me! Are you -hurgh- watching? Told you, that was easy. You're such a wimp, bro.'


dogs_before_people

For a minute there, I thought he was going to need the Heimlich maneuver!


salubrina

Seagulls....STOP IT NOW!


Ripper_J

What the actual fuck…


Dat_Lion_Der

Layman here. Lots o folks have said already that this bird will probably die after a meal like this. What is the likelihood of that actually happening?


heartfeltcrafter

Not likely. A few people have stated it's a blackback gull. They're plentiful in my dad's coastal hometown. Massive birds. Not your average McDonald's gull.


Cleverbird

Kinda wish the gif went on for a bit longer, I wanted to know if it could still fly... Hell, I want to know if it can still even move.


MaximumMajestic

Oh he's just hungry what's so scary about HOLY SHIT HE JUST INHALED THAT SQUIRREL


bdw1001

Can seagulls get constipated?


Dr_who_ace

Tonight on B.E.T Damn nature you scary!