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Re: Seagull behavior modification

How about a straw as a blowgun and peas for ammo?
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How about 1-1/2 ounces of #6 shot delivered at 1,200 feet per second?

OK, how about one of those high tech squirt guns? I think I have seen them deliver a pretty good stream out to 20 feet or so. Maybe some vinegar mixed in?

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Not sure if a small (cheap) blowgun would be illegal in RI, but it would be worth a shot. A relatively short one (about 1.5' long or so) is quite accurate, and you can shoot any number of projectiles - frozen peas would work, for example.

I brought one in to my work one time and before you know it, we all had them, shooting each other with plastic pellets. Gave you a good sting, but obviously wasn't too terrible. Lots of fun, surprisingly accurate, wouldn't hurt the bird - but he'd probably decide there are better places to be.

(I'm sure you can get them all kinds of places, but I linked to Cabellas since they're probably located all over the place if you want to look at them in person)

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These birds are voracious predators. That they are aggressive shows us that. I doubt you will be able to diswade this bird. BTW, while we can come up with many negative adjectives to describe Gulls, dumb should not be among them. After-all, not only is this bird able to navigate 1000s of miles every year to the exact same locations using the stars, this one has figured out that stealing food off your grill is easier than hunting it in the water.
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I remember when throwing stuff at Seagulls would have been acceptable, and doing so with a slingshot would be bonus points. In today's world, I'd say you're best best it to talk to it and put it in time out.

I'm not going to throw ice cubes, they're precious little bits on our boat.

I'm not going to purchase a slingshot, it's a manually powered avian behavior modification instrument I'm purchasing.
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And, when all is said and done, the next time you walk a beach and there are no smelly fish parts, no rotting hamburgers, thank a seagull.



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Be careful what you feed the gulls:

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Super Soaker 50 does it for me.

But if into WMDs a Super Soaker Monster XL will make his day.
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Don't tick them off too much, they're good at aiming objects from 100'. Seriously though, I used to have a one-legged gull come out on my clamboat every day. It was his/her territory. One day the peckerhead went right in the cabin and stole my lunch bag!
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super soaker should work great
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