Rosemary Howat, of Livingstone Road, Hove, said a pair of birds had started attacking her after building a nest in her garden, even though she has been taking care of them.Indeed. Perfectly normal, happens every year when they have nests to protect. It's not like it's some weird 'The Birds'-style Hitchcockian mystery, is it?
Ms Howat said: “It’s got to the point where I can’t go outside in case they come at me.
“I need to get a hard hat to protect my head when I hang out my washing.
My cat is scared to go outside because they keep trying to attack it, but I know they are just trying to protect their chicks.”
Conservation experts say the birds have become “abnormally aggressive” in reaction to poor treatment by people in Peacehaven.Oh, FFS..!
The National Gull Rescue And Protection group said there had been dozens of calls about birds injured by people in the town in the past couple of weeks.*grinds teeth*
It said the gulls had been attacking residents after roofs were cleared of nests, eggs smashed and birds shot.
Tim McKenzie, from the charity, said: “We are getting more crimes against gulls in Peacehaven than the rest of the towns along the South Coast put together.
“Part of the problem is the birds have become abnormally aggressive there but it is a defensive action.”