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Anyone that has ever visited the seaside will know that seagulls are sly little bastards.
They try their hardest to shit where ever there's a head available, make the most blood curdling noise and won't ever let you eat in peace. What's more, they're not fussy or polite about what they chow down on, from the ice cream you've just dropped to the fish and chips in your hand.
Just ask Skye Mcgeachy, who unintentionally captured the moment a 'crafty seagull' swooped down and stole the cod from her £5.40 ($7) fish dinner.
The 23-year-old was trying to take a picture of her fish to send to her father when the greedy bird grabbed a chunk of it from her takeaway carton.
The incident happened on Good Friday when she took her four children on a day trip to the beach at Lowestoft, Suffolk.
Skye, who hails from Attleborough, Norfolk, said: "It felt like I was mugged by a seagull. I can't believe how cheeky that bird was."
Skye had spotted the seagull earlier as it was circling and looking on hungrily as her two-year-old son Gerard-Swayley was eating his chips. Ah, so this bird had an agenda. Of course it did.
Skye continued: "I bought the chips first for the children because it was going to take ten minutes for the fish to fry. We had to scare away this bird, which was loitering around the takeaway beside the beach while the kids were sharing their chips.
"I was a little worried so I threw a couple of chips in the opposite direction to distract it. But it was still hanging around when I went to buy my large piece of cod for £5.40.
"It was really hot and straight out of the fryer so I thought it was a good time to take a picture to show my dad that we'd all had fish and chips on the beach. I was taking the picture and at that very instant the crafty little bugger came down and tore off a large piece of cod.
"You could see bits falling off as he flew away with the fish. I bet that it burned its beak because the fish was so hot."
Skye said she could not face eating the half portion which she had been left with and bought doughnuts for lunch instead.
But her daughter Summer, nine, said she did not mind and happily ate the remaining fish. Yes, Summer, that's more like it.
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