A crafty seagull has been ruffling feathers in England, after it was filmed entering a branch of high street bakery Greggs in South Shields. It waits for the automatic doors to open, slips in quietly, picks up a bag of crisps (always the Walkers Salt & Vinegar variety) and calmly walks out without paying.
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In 2007, a seagull in Scotland made news headlines after it was videotaped walking into a convenience store in Aberdeen and then stepping out with bags of crisps (potato chips) in its beak. The winged shoplifter, affectionately called Sam, seemed to express a preference solely for cheese Doritos. Despite his life of crime, locals took a liking to Sam and even paid for the crisps he stole.
GIF: gull stealing a bag of crisps DATE: 22/03/2008
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Here’s one for my fellow journalists…
Viewers of the morning news bulletin on Australia’s Channel 9 got a surprise when a generously proportioned seagull was seen strolling in the background past anchor Peter Hitchinor as he read out a story concerning a murder in Melbourne in 2009.
As far as we know, the giant seagull wasn’t the culprit. She just wanted her 15 minutes of fame…meanwhile kudos to Peter for not flinching and keeping professional.
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