Madeleine Gourmet, University Of Exeter, Britain discussed on Steeven Orr Else
Is from London. Britain's seaside towns are at war with their seagulls urging visitors not to feed the birds in an effort to stop them snatching tidbits like potato chips from tourists hands warning signs deck promenade railings from scarborough to broad stairs and beyond but now research from the University of Exeter has suggested an easy way for holiday makers to deter the goals. Just stare at them. The research showed that with the human staring at them herring. Goals took twenty one seconds longer to approach a bag of chips then when left. Apparently unobserved goals are often seen as aggressive and willing to take food from humans. So it was interesting to find. The most wouldn't even come near during our tests said lead author Madeleine Gourmet of the Center for Ecology and conservation at Exeter's Penrhyn campus. In Cornwall. Good Lord that's title. The research tried to test seventy four goals but most fool away or would not approach. Just twenty-seven approached the food and nineteen completed. The looking at and looking away tests of those did approach most took longer when they were being watched gourmet said some wouldn't even touch the food at all although other didn't seem notice that human was staring at him. I think honestly We should just take a lesson from that first story and if a seagull comes up and tries to take your chips bite it just bite it right on the beak bided on the leg bite it. You don't have I'm not I'm not I'm not condoning. I'm not saying you should kill the thing but bite it stare at it at first. Sure le-let into a false sense of security. Maybe take one of your chips out. Show it to the Siegel be like. Hey Hey Siegel you want some chips Chimera can get some chips and then as it approaches bite. It yet don't really do that. I'm just jokin really. Don't don't bite seagulls unless it by you first. I learn something new every day. For example did you know that the average human passes about three hundred sixty pounds of boop per year. It's true at least that's what it says. In June two thousand nineteen addition of Reader's Digest. Now let's think about that for a second three hundred and sixty pounds of poop per year that means that you're almost pooping one pound worth of poop every.