Seagulls, the beauty that lives in the sea and matter of fact, very intelligent one. We all have been a victim of these masculine birds appearing out of nowhere to steal our sandwich or pastries. But our lunch is nothing compared to what the woman from the UK had to lose.

The woman was left distressed when these seagulls swooped her four-year-old chihuahua, Gizmo from her backyard at. The 24-year-old Becca Hill has now issued an appeal to find her baby.

Source: dailystar.co.uk

Becca shared her distress to the local press:

“My partner was in the garden putting the washing out at the time, and suddenly he saw it swoop down. It carried Gizmo a fair way as we couldn’t see him anymore. I have no idea if he was dropped or where he is now.”

It was Becca’s partner who witnessed the whole thing while he was hanging out the laundry. The brown and white pup is still missing.

Source: Becca Louise Hill / Facebook

“Please, please, please, anyone finds a chihuahua he’s mine, a seagull took him from my garden,” she begged on her facebook page. “Have a really upset 6 year old missing her dog.”

Though the reported attack, it’s really a very rare occurrence for seagulls to attack the dogs, according to the locals. “Not only would it be hard to lift off with that much weight,” said Kevin McGowan of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to The Washington Post, “but there would be no possible way to get it to a stable position under the weight-bearing portion of the wings.”

Source: waterfordwhispersnews

However, an ornithologist who studies seagulls in Britain counter, Peter Rock counter states:

“Gulls are increasingly large and could absolutely snatch a small animal from a garden.  If you have a very tiny little dog, I suggest you don’t let it run around in your back garden.”

The dog being a victim of carnival birds is not a new thing. It’s more common than you think.


We hope the momma finds her Gizmo soon.

What do you think?