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Old 18 November 2003, 09:53   #1
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Seagulls

Any good ideas to get rid of them??

Not a 'Flock of Seagulls' Humper and Richard!
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Old 18 November 2003, 10:04   #2
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I have strung a series of unwanted CD's onto a line which I then hang between the bow and the stern, draped over the A-frame.Theory is the CD's glint in the sun and vibrate in the breeze and keep the pesky things away.
No idea how well it works in comparison, but I feel better for doing something!
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Re: Seagulls

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Not a 'Flock of Seagulls' Humper and Richard!
No, you wouldn't want a hairstyle like that!

Anyway, how about one of those plastic owls?
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There has been a few bits in the recent PBO's on this theam.
CD's were mentioned as were over grown wind mills and other wind powered contraptions that span round with the wind so the guls couldn't land, monophiliment line spread about.
Starting to sound like a bluepeter special !

The owl approach at Datchet failed the seaguls just viewed it as a wind break!!

I still like the Jasper Carrott approach to moles when dealling with seagulls, blow their B** heads off!
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Old 18 November 2003, 10:50   #6
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Thanks guys -
Tried
a) Plastic owls -Seagulls just sit and shit on them!
b) CD,s - does not bother them
c) Rat poison - they just shit it out - stomach's are lined with thick lead!
d) Dipped bread in whiskey - they did get drunk - absolutely hilarious - that's about it.
e) Oh, and Alka Seltzer - people reckon they fly off and blow up - does not work
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Baguette soaked in Tobasco Sauce

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Baguette with Bicarbonete Soda in side

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Alka Seltzer - people reckon they fly off and blow up - does not work
That only leaves one thing - fish flavoured semtex!
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I reckon something like this:

http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/.../wep-phal.html

modified and set up through your forehatch
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This one really works....

My retreat in Abersoch is just off the beach where I tend to suffer from Gulls landing on the Chalet roof in the early hours of the morning awaking me and the dragon with squawks and scratching feet rather than landing on the boat and making a mess.

One day, whilst watching a movie I picked up on the idea that birds are afraid of snakes.....hunting in my daughters playroom I found one of those plastic jobbies about 18 inches long. I threw it on the roof and awaited the result.

The very next morning all remained quiet as did the following day until that is, a bird of prey (don't know what) also spotted it and took it away.

Following a trip to Toys R Us where I bought an even meaner looking one, a trip on the roof with a nail or two - I've never been pestered since.......
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