Seagulls are the piranhas of the sky: Once they get a taste for
blood french fries, there’s no stopping their swarming, swooping arcs. For the owner of 3Sheets restaurant on Hillary’s Boat Harbour marina in Perth, Australia, the avian harassment was too much. So he took the only logical step: He began arming his customers with squirt guns.
Reuters reports restaurant owner Toby Evans has for more than week been handing small water pistols to diners, who can use the squirt guns to shoo away pesky seagulls.
“It was bad, it was bad. I think it’s the time of year,” Evans told Nine Network television. “Now they are getting cheekier and cheekier. ... But the pistols are working. They’re learning they’re not welcome here.”
If there’s one thing I don’t need while I’m eating, it’s cheeky seagulls. Thankfully, gulls don’t have much of a presence in Montana, where I live. But squirrels, man—can some restaurant get me an airsoft gun?