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Sheepdogs on Seagull Patrol?
3:52pm 20th May 2014
Could sheepdogs be brought in to stop seagulls on Cornish beaches?
The bizarre suggestion has been made after a study in the US.
Researchers used border collies to chase off the birds.
They found it significantly lowered E coli counts.
Paul Simons manages Porthminster Beach in St Ives and says public awareness works best: "People who feed the gulls, that's not how they should be getting their food. Ultimately they shouldn't be depending on pasties, ice creams etc. They should know from a young age how to get their own food.
"It's interesting. I haven't heard the theory before. I'd be interesting to know over what period of time because I have seen seagulls be deterred by certain things but only for a short period of time until they get used to it or find a way around it. But it's a very controversial thing with the dog ban and you have to look at things like what if the dog caught the seagull.... and this is a very much a family beach!"
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