Researchers know to stop seagulls from stealing French fries - stare at the . This comes from a UK university. Researchers tested . They put some fries on the and checked how long it took gulls to snatch them without looking at them. They did the test, but with someone making eye contact. The birds took an 21 seconds to approach the food when a stared at them.
The researchers said the deterred the gulls. Only 26 per cent of the birds tried to take the with the eye contact. Three- of the birds stood or flew away. Gulls have a bad for food-snatching. A researcher said: "Gulls swoop in from behind and people are oblivious. Gulls are seen as aggressive and...take food from humans. It was to find that most wouldn't even come near during tests."