Thursday, April 28, 2011

I like my Opal Fruits with the wrappers on

Gulls in Aberdeen are well known for cleaning up all the food detritus left by humans, even if they do get a little over-excited on occasion and enter shops to steal Nik-Naks crisps or snatch chips from unsuspecting tourists. At the weekend I observed a Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) tucking into a forgotten bag of Starburst (aka Opal Fruits), wrappers and all! Since gulls probably have limited olfactory senses they can’t enjoy the rainbow of fruit flavours anyway! ... wait, that was the catchprase for Skittles, but no doubt they’d try them too.

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