Everyone knows seagulls are absolute chip-thieving bastards of the seaside, but you will never understand the depth of their evil until you see this video.
You think you’ve been wronged by a local seagull? Try talking to this poor pigeon. Oh wait, you can’t. Why? Because this little winged fella was eaten whole – in a mere few gulps – by a seagull on the mean streets of Rome.
You can watch the avian atrocity in the footage below:
With bloodied beak and cold, hard eyes, the seagull eyed up the prize and proceeded to swallow the pigeon quicker than a drunk student could inhale six Maccies chicken nuggets.
The vicious dinnertime scenes do call in question why on earth we bother ripping up our bits of bread into bite-sized chunks when the common seagull has the gall to open up his gullet and squeeze down the raw flesh of a whole bird.
One seagull-phobic commentator wrote: “It’s just a gullet with legs. Imagine being small enough for this thing to eat. It would be like a flying t-rex with soulless red eyes.”
The poor ex-pigeon barely touches the side of the gull’s throat.
No question. Definitely deceased. This pigeon is no more.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.