By Josie July 27th, 2023
Seagulls in the United Kingdom have been reported to steal drugs from people - a synthetic marijuana known as ‘spice’.
This peculiar behavior has mostly been observed in coastal towns like Hastings, East Sussex, Margate, Kent, and Essex.
Witnesses state that seagulls will swoop down, grab their joint, and then just fly off with it.
The seagulls’ encounters with ‘spice’, a synthetic marijuana, have led to them being described as ‘psycho gulls’.
The birds have been observed dive-bombing pedestrians and displaying erratic behavior before eventually collapsing.
Like any wild animal, can potentially pose a threat to humans. Especially so when they feel threatened or are protecting their young.
However, seagulls can carry and transmit diseases to humans, often through their droppings or direct contact.
Seagulls, have been observed to closely monitor human food choices - show a strong preference for items that people are eating nearby.
This could potentially explain the recent incidents of seagulls stealing drugs, as they may have observed humans consuming these substances.