Nesting Seagulls!

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Jul 2013
11:54am, 14 Jul 2013
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icelandic trigirl
Help! Just moved to Scotland on Tuesday and have already twice been bombed by nesting seagulls. I know they have chicks just now but they are savage. They seem to leave me if I walk very slowly but I don't want to keep stopping in the middle of a training run. Any tips?

I also had the disgust of running through a swarm of hideous flies, dozens of whom I later peeled off my cap, glasses and shirt. Ew. Any suggestions (apart from keeping one's mouth closed)?
Jul 2013
5:43pm, 14 Jul 2013
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old mum
Phone your local council re the gulls. Most councils in Scotland are militant about culling gulls because they're such a bloody nuisance with the aggression, shitting everywhere and general vermin behaviour.

Nowt you can do about the bugs, they're a global thing, not just Scottish.
Jul 2013
6:20pm, 14 Jul 2013
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icelandic trigirl
They won't do anything :( They are sodding protected but in Elgin they are massive and seriously aggressive.
Jul 2013
6:28pm, 14 Jul 2013
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old mum
I would suggest making friends with someone who's in to falconry, then invite them and the bird round for dinner.

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