Feeling peckish? Seagull swoops on unsuspecting woman and steals phone
We all heard the story last summer of a cheeky seagull stealing a child's ice cream right out of his little hands.
But now it seems that the pesky birds have gone one step further, and are relieving people of their mobile phones.
A Dublin woman, Vanessa Keegan, told 98FM that she was innocently making a phone call in the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, when the daredevil seagull swooped and snatched the device right out of her hands.
"He had my phone in his beak and he just flew right up over my shoulders."
She gave chase but unfortunately the bird dropped the phone into a pond.
Vanessa reported the incident to Gardaí, who she says merely laughed at her tale of woe.
Meanwhile Senator Denis O'Donovan has today raised the matter in the Seanad, describing the birds actions as "endangering society".
"I think it's important that we should look at a cull on this vicious seabird, which are invading towns and villages," he said.
British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday called for seagulls protected status to be scrapped following attacks on people and animals.