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It's tricky to tell if it's really summer in the UK, what with holidays up in the air and the weather all over the place. Nevertheless, we've all been gifted with one of the greatest sights of the season - a person screaming in terror as seagulls dive-bomb their chips. You can watch the video here:
Monique Sveinsson, from Cambridgeshire, was on a mini-break in Brighton with her pal Emma Wilshaw when she decided to pick up some lunch yesterday (3 August).
The 46-year-old paid £8 ($10.44) for two portions of chips, despite observing how aggressively the birds had pursued other people's portions.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, the mum-of-two said: "I was with my friend and we had just come for a couple of days away. We got there and went onto the beach and we hadn't had any lunch so we thought we'd go and get some chips.
"I must admit we'd seen a couple of people go to get chips and we'd seen the seagulls circling and then Emma said to me: 'Are you sure about this?'
"I said: 'They're only circling. How bad can it be?', so that's why she was filming."
And thank God she was filming, because it turns out 'it' can be very bad indeed (from Monique's perspective, that is - as a viewer it's classic stuff).
As you can see from Emma's video, Monique screamed and ran in zig-zags across the beach as the flock of gluttonous gulls swooped around her, desperately trying to snaffle her portions of hot potatoes.
Eventually though, the pressure was all too much for Monique, and she ended up surrendering her lunch to the bullying birds.
She said: "I don't know if it was my reaction or that I was trying to dodge the seagulls and screaming on the beach but they ate my chips.
"They devoured them. It must have been around two or three seconds and they were gone.
"I think I underestimated the power of the seagulls, to be honest."
But all's well that ends well, and the pair ended up getting their lunch, while we all got to have a good laugh.
Monique said: "Those two portions of chips were £8 and the seagulls got them in a second but, yes, we went back and then sat at the restaurant rather than the beach. I wasn't going to take that chance again."
So remember, if you head to the beach - it's wise to social distance from people and seagulls.
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