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Old 18 November 2003, 11:34   #11
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Now you're talking Alan
Tried that Jahno.

I read somewhere on the net that oil rigs out in the Gulf of Texas were plagued for years with seagull sh*t destroying the paint, causing premature rust and corrosion. This was obviously a significant cost factor having to continually clean and re-paint the rig! After much research and various tried and tested methods nothing seemed to work. So, they caught one (a seagull) and recorded its screaming and screeching in distress. They then rigged an elaborate system of tannoys across the rigs and played the recording back at random intervals. The seagulls dispersed rapidly and stayed away for hours. Upon returning the process would be repeated and thus the problem was solved.
Now – cause I’m a sad bastard and seagulls seriously freak me out – I downloaded this *.wav file and took it to my rib. As the seagulls approached I cranked up the volume and played the ‘seagull in distress’ piece …………………………………………………………

Did not bloody work!!!

MeMe - you better believe it - that's the first thing I tried - they landed right next my big rubber Cobra (now, no smart alec comments !!) and just sat and checked it out.
I believe they are going to start culling the bastards down Devon/Cornwall way.
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Old 18 November 2003, 11:47   #12
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12 bore anyone ?

I recall many years ago whilst sitting in New Brighton Baths (open air) a seagull shit -the biggest you've ever seen - landed right between the cleavage (I'd say tits but)...of my mum who was sat next to me. Funniest efin thing I've ever seen from that day to this - I was about 8 at the time.

I also recall whilst fishing off my pals boat a few years back he cast his line only to snag a greedy bas***d seagul, which, we had to land onboard before we could release it - funnier than my mothers tits when I think about it...

Anyway, music - good idea - guns, even better.
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when you said how do you get rid of seagulls, my first reactioin was I heard they make reasonable anchors , but then the penny dropped.

On the way out of the Itchen to the big scary Solent, there is a pontoon known locally as the Pooh pontoon and normally the pooh barge is alonside downloading (brownloading?)

In the evening it is most interesting to observe a flock of seagulls sitting in the water alonside the pontoon and not on the boat where they used to be. The entire barge has had plastic carrier bags tied around the rigging at intervals of around a half metre
and to this point (about 8 weeks ) it's still effective
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bit drastic nailing the local boat dealer on the roof. meme...the answer is throw them little peices of phosphorus....that works
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Old 18 November 2003, 15:37   #15
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A good shotgun works......well doesnt even have to be a good one!!!!
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Old 18 November 2003, 16:41   #16
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answer is throw them little peices of phosphorus....that works
Where do I acquire phophorous Chris?
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hunting in my daughters playroom I found one of those plastic jobbies about 18 inches long.
Graeme are you sure this was your daughters bedroom and not the wifes wardrobe?
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Old 19 November 2003, 04:26   #18
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Following a trip to Toys R Us where I bought an even meaner looking one,

- I've never been pestered since.......
What kind of toy shop was this?
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One day, whilst watching a movie I picked up on the idea that birds are afraid of snakes.....[/B]
Doesn't sound like your bird is, all these rubber snakes around.
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