Subject: gull thread
Date: May 4 22:41:39 1995
From: H. Cui - cccc at

In terms of that recent thread on gulls eating puffins, I must say
that I found my Scottish friend's account of Greater Black-backeds eating
whole puffins "hard to swallow". I am interested to see the David
Attenborough accounts, however. I did once, see for myself, gulls
in Scotland swallowing massive fish coming off a fishing vessel.
Fish, that were roughly on the same order of magnitude of the gull's
body length (minus head and tail, and somewhat thinner).

I imagine that the capture of most falcons is illegal, which would
limit the activities of most "hobbying" falconers.
I wonder if gulls can be trained as reasonable substitutes ?

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