Eileen Murphy watched a seagull watching the traffic from a perch in Pleasure Bay.
Mike Ross tapped out a column today that's ostensibly about the problems with the American patent system but which is really about his hatred for seagulls.
Some see the world for all its glory; I see a bunch of problems in need of tinkering. My latest annoyance is seagulls. A peaceful day on the beach can suddenly turn Hitchcock when errant sunbathers leave unattended bags of chips on their blankets. I swear I once saw a seagull unzip a handbag on Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester.
Spatch watches, and listens in as a couple of women provide some color commentary.
Charles Glassenberg sadly watches some workers on the roof of the building next to his deal with some nesting gulls that were annoying other workers as they worked on the roof - they put their chicks in a cage and their nest in a bag, then took them downstairs:
... For the rest of the day the parent gulls swooped around, calling and squealing for their missing babies. They banged up against my window, several stories above, and swooped again and again over their abandoned nest site. ...
Some Everett high-school students learned yesterday what happens when you toss French fries into a busy street when seagulls are around: The seagulls swoop down to eat them, then get run over by a Masshole. Angela posts the grim photo:
... In total, four seagulls were hit, three of them obliterated by the car. The one surviving seagull wouldn't wait for wildlife services to get there. He ran across the street and was hit by another car. ...
Bruce wonders why a window washer wound up in jail for defending himself against an attacking seagull:
... Oh, sweet smoking Jesus, people! It was a goddamn SEAGULL! What the hell, you slap a pair of wings on a friggin' rat, and suddenly it's an endangered species or something???
What's next, prosecuting the Orkin man? ...