Screaming seagulls annoying city dwellers

July 30th, 2013

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The growing number of seagulls moving into urban areas is garnering complaints from residents who say that the noise of the screeching birds is keeping them awake and the mess that they leave behind is making them sick. A Facebook group called 'Gulls out of Aarhus' gained 1,500 likes in a short time and the gulls are seen as a growing problem everywhere. Until now, only homeowners, housing associations and companies could apply for permits to do battle with the winged nuisances, but the environmental agency Naturstyrelsen has now given some councils permission to deal with the problem.  The Danish Ornithological Society said that cities bring the gull problem upon themselves by building more and more along coastlines and harbours and by not keeping the streets free of the garbage that seagulls feed on. –DR News


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