Cull the Gull Inverness
Cull the Gull Inverness
We the residents at Oakwood Court, and many other areas of the Inverness town centre have been enduring the worst breeding season yet of the GULLS, in our otherwise quiet and peaceful neighbourhood. It is a problem that isn't just localised
here, but has in fact become a blight and scourge of any inner city or town that's situated close to a coastline.
When Elgin and Fraserbrugh can solve these problems why cant the Highland Council.
They are disrupting the peace and defecating on all within their flight path; the buildings, the windows and doors, the cars, and off course, upon the heads of pedestrians & cyclists going about their daily business.
They can be vicious predators, territorial & tyrannical in their attacks on people. They think nothing of stealing chips or a sandwich from your hand. I personally have been attacked, & have witnessed them swoop down on unsuspecting frightened children in the street for their ice cream. It seems that their disturbing erratic behaviour has become so widespread, that they are now increasingly being called ' rats with wings.
Despite having the input & support of the BID team here, with three on site meetings, with funding coming from the Common Good Fund. The conclusion they have now reached is that there is no solution, or anything legally effective that can be done to eradicate this problem. So they stick to their annual nest & egg removal programme, while the residents suffer in silence, or should I say agonise over the nightmare of noise we have to tolerate on a daily, weekly, monthly basis.
Many of the residents here are elderly, some with mobility difficulties.
Recognised health issues include stress, anxiety & depression. Not forgetting the worry of what diseases those birds may carry. If the infernal din they make, (starting their screeching & screaming as early as 4 a.m.) was carried out by humans in their own homes, they would be served with warning notices from the Council, following on with possible eviction. If such behaviour was committed in the street, they would be cautioned, followed by possible arrest by the police. So it is quite ludicrous that those troublesome GULLS can still be regarded as a protected species & allowed to continue with their menacing chaos. In this one are alone they have effectively taken over. Consequently, this means that GULLS have more rights than people.
For all the reasons listed here, we call for a National GULL cull, they do it with other verminous species that begin to over- run, so then why not GULLS?... Something has to change! before they come to your area next.
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