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Old 20 September 2005, 04:29   #31
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I knew a guy who (whilst out fishing), used to dip his crusts in whisky and then chuck 'em to the gulls.
It didn't take much, or very long, before you would see a plastered gull doing a 'wing-over' straight into the water! They then sat there for quite a while, wings akimbo, with a look of 'what the feck?' before sobering up and flying off again. It really was funny to see. I wonder if gulls suffer hangovers?


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Old 20 September 2005, 07:51   #32
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I've noticed that whenever I'm approaching a bunch of seagulls sitting on the water, at the point at which they decide to leave and take off - they don't take their eyes off you - so they always fly either towards you or across your path. I've had several near misses this year - one was about 2 feet infront of the console when it made a sharp exit - must try harder...

Cormorants are funny - they seem to be the only ones that alays fly ahead of the boat in a straight line, and when I get too close, they plop into the water and dive quickly.

Guillimots always try to flap/run off sideways across the water - but then I get shouted at for annoying the Penguins (?!)......

And WHY tag a seal with a comedy fireman's helmet? Does someone have a grudge against Brant and his mates?


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Old 20 September 2005, 08:22   #33
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Ive found the best way to get rid of Sky Rats...

Keep one of these under your jockey seat...
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Old 20 September 2005, 10:56   #34
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An old colleague of mine used to amuse himself and his shipyard mates by quickly and roughly sewing a pile of carbide powder into a piece of ham. Ham-bomb lobbed into air, mother carrie's chicken gobbles it up and within seconds an explosion. Not sure if this was pressure or a proper detonation.

Seemed cruel but then you do wonder why it is that they always just happen to open the bomb bay doors when your underneath.
New boat is here, very happy!
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Old 20 September 2005, 17:26   #35
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Originally Posted by Mollulnan
The Emmetts have fed them so often over the years that fish and chips are now their staple diet.
You reckon it's just the visitors? Oh how wrong you are! We train 'em up and send them down. Here's one on a training session in Brighton - chicken and chips!
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Old 25 September 2005, 07:23   #36
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Damn Iíve been trying to get a Seagull for ages.

a pile of carbide powder into a piece of ham..

Well done!! Iíve been trying to do that for years...

Stuff a small soft bap full of caustic soda and keep chucking it in the air until one grabs it.

We jumped in the car for cover ..

i hit a big bugger at 47kts just before i came into cows a few weeks ago was the funniest thing i have ever seen....

best place2find seaguls in their hundreds jus sittin around thinkin that the danger of us has past and that weíre safely away under the roof of sum pub....for once they were rong!

we thought we were the only ones who played this game!!

and discovered an important trick that will also aid the running down of the scum...

Etc, etc.


i am not sad one of the little buggers got killed as i dislike the things,....
That's a good philosophy! Not.
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Old 25 September 2005, 14:43   #37
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I'm not interested in any more bird-torturing stories, even if they are shite hawks. I've also deleted a few of the more abusive posts.

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