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Horror...The Birds II.

A pair of swooping seagulls have terrified Highland folk with a spate of vicious attacks.

People who walk by Bermuda Road, in Invergordon, are at risk in scenes like Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds.

The gulls have drawn blood several times, and locals fear children could be badly hurt.

Pensioner Joan Mackenzie, who lives on the road, has been hurt.

She said: "They were pecking at my head and pulling my hair. I kept flinging my handbag at them. It was terrifying.

"But it's the kids I worry about - they could be seriously hurt."

Neighbour Una Mackintosh, 44, said: "They've drawn blood a few times. A warning should be posted."

An RSPB spokeswoman said: "It seems the gulls are becoming agitated when their chicks are leaving the nest and flying down to the pavement."

But householders could apply for a licence to have them removed if there was a risk to public health.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 21, 1998
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