A mother shared how her 2-year-old daughter was attacked by aggressive seagulls while she was playing in the garden.
Emily Vincent said her little girl Jessie was left with injuries to her face after the birds attacked. To make things even worse, she said that a seagull had killed her pet Yorkshire Terrier Roo only a few days earlier.
The pooch was left with brain damage after an aggressive seagull attacked and the family were traumatized after their beloved furry companion passed away.
The mother-pf-four from St. Columb Minor, Cornwall said days after their pooch was attack, her toddler was also attacked by a flock of aggressive seagulls while she was playing in the garden, leaving her with facial injuries.
Emily, 40, thinks the injuries sustained by her daughter could’ve been worse and fatal had she not been there to shoo the birds away.
“I was horrified to hear the recent story in the papers about the poor dog that was allegedly taken by a seagull,” Emily said.
“Two weeks after they killed my dog they went for my two-year-old daughter. Thank God I was there and managed to hit it, but it still hit her in the side of her face causing bruising.
“She was just outside enjoying the garden not threatening a nest or it’s young that were on our roof.
“Something needs to be done sooner rather than later before something worse happens and one kills somebody.
“It shouldn’t have to take that before something is done, but that’s what I feel is going to happen.
“I didn’t share this story of my daughter as we got hounded after Roo, but wanted to now as I don’t want one to hurt a child or adult.”
Emily added: “My children are still very much affected by the death of Roo and are nervous around any birds,” Emily said.
“I believe the protection should be dropped from these creatures. A cull would be pointless long term, but without the protection numbers could be managed responsibly. They are scavengers and make mess and cause harm and stress. They are a menace.
“Yes, we have turned them into scavengers by reckless people littering and feeding them and it has become out of control, but we are not addressing the problem.”
Emily contacted her local council about the seagulls but was told the creatures were protected.
“I was told I must leave the nest alone,” Emily explained. “There should be more done to protect people and their pets. Roo was like another child to me. It has been horrific.”
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