Seagulls Terrorise Local Residents, Again - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Seagulls Terrorise Local Residents, Again

Published April 15, 2015

Residents of Kópavogur and Garðabær were disturbed this morning by the cries of seagulls, reports Vísir. The seagulls had flocked to the Kópavogur side of the golf course that is located between the two towns. The reason is that the golf course had just been fertilised with powdered meat.

Seagulls are always quick to sniff out an easy meal and were happy to find this buffet laid out for them, expressing their sentiments rather too loudly for the golf course’s nearest neighbours who additionally had to suffer the smell of the fertiliser, which consists of slaughterhouse waste and animal bones.

This is not the first time that the people of Kópavogur have complained of being plagued by a noisy seagulls’ feast. When it happened three years ago, people likened the situation to Hitchcock’s 1963 film The Birds and tried – and failed – to use goose repellent to get rid of the persistent gulls.

As the fertilizer is considered cheap and effective, according to golf course manager Guðmundur Árni Gunnarsson, it looks like the residents are just going to have to wait until the ground absorbs the fertiliser and the seagulls move on.

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