Friday, October 12, 2007

Shoplifting Seagull

From Snopes, my favorite site for checking all those urban legends and tall tales I get in my email, comes this story of a seagull in Scotland that has learnt how to shoplift packets of chips from a shop and share the bounty with his mates. Long live Sam the seagull the true Robin Hood of the animal kingdom.


Andrew said...

I think I saw footage of this on tv as a 'human interest' story on some schlocky current affairs program.

I wouldn't read too much into the 'Robin Hood' angle, though. From what I saw things worked more along the following lines: a seagull at a beach in the prescence of hundreds of other seagulls and in possession of an open packet of chips has a very hard time preventing other seagulls from taking chips.

Ben said...

Sam needs some kind of batman type belt to help him stop those other seagulls getting his illegal booty.