Friday, May 20, 2011

Finders, not necessarily keepers.

Profit and loss on the White Rock beach:

"Look what I found! A whole fish!"

The taste test.

"Yes! It's fresh and cold and dee-licious!

"I'll take it."

"It's quite a mouthful!"

"Heavy! I am so going to feast today!"

Unfortunately, the size of the fish did him in. He took three tries to get airborne, but finally lumbered away with the fish dangling below him. Where the brown gull, flying fast, caught up and yanked the fish out of his grasp. The two raced off into the distance, with the thief ahead and the white gull wasting his breath cursing and screaming behind him.

We had to laugh.


  1. poor guy... he did all the heavy lifting just for the other one to swoop in once it was airborne.

  2. This makes me think of the movie "Finding Nemo" where all of the gulls chase after each other (and the food) screaming "Mine! Mine!"

  3. We see this a lot - ravens being especially good thieves on the estuary near our house


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