Nature, red in [beak] and claw

‘Greedy gulls threaten Argentina whales’ – WHAT began as unusual bird behaviour has turned into something out of a horror film for threatened whales in Argentina who are feeding on live whales.

Seagulls around the city of Puerto Madryn discovered about a decade ago that by pecking at the whales as they come up for air, they can create open wounds. Then, each time the whales surface, it’s dinner time.

Seagull attacks on southern right whales have become so common that authorities are planning to shoot the gulls to reduce their population.

AAP

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2 responses to “Nature, red in [beak] and claw

  1. Where is Green Peace when you need them?

  2. “authorities are planning to shoot the gulls to reduce their population.”

    Around here, DNR would just say, “Hey, y’all, shoot them gulls.” No need for “authorities” to shoot them.

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