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Seagull Shoplifter

Posted by thebosun on September 20, 2007

So, this bird walks into a store…….


A seagull in Scotland has developed the habit of stealing chips from a neighborhood shop. 

The seagull waits until the shopkeeper isn’t looking, and then walks into the store and grabs a snack-size bag of cheese Doritos.

Once outside, the bag gets ripped open and shared by other birds.

The seagull’s shoplifting started early this month when he first swooped into the store in Aberdeen, Scotland, and helped himself to a bag of chips. Since then, he’s become a regular. He always takes the same type of chips.

Customers have begun paying for the seagull’s stolen bags of chips because they think it’s so funny.  For the rest of the story:  BBC SHOPLIFTING SEAGULL


12 Responses to “Seagull Shoplifter”

  1. That is sooooo funny. I guess it’s not stealing as long as the chips are paid for, right?

    Fabiola Castillo
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  2. That is sooooo funny. I guess it’s not stealing as long as the chips are paid for, right?

    Fabiola Castillo

  3. thebosun said

    Thank you for visiting and leaviing a comment, Fabiola Castillo. By the way, you have a good website, too.


  4. Thank you, Bosun. I’m enjoying this blogging thing on WordPress. do you have a site of your own?

    Fabiola Castillo

  5. thebosun said

    Bosun Locker is my main site.

    I also contribute to several blogs at

    You can also visit: ; ; ; ;

  6. You posted it! I checked out YouTube and they have some videos, but most of them weren’t so clear. They call him Sam the Seagull, if I remember correctly. It’s also much more fun on the loop. One of those clips you can giggle about again and again.

  7. thebosun said

    Anna, Thank you for the suggestion to post it. I also posted the link to the BBC newspaper article. Have a great blogging day. R/ Bosun

  8. I think they should experiment with him–move his favorite chips over and see if he grabs the new kind of chips in their place or if he knows the difference and goes for his favorite Dortitos.

  9. thebosun said

    It would be a worthwhile study in bird behavior. The bird is probably smarter than John “F” Kerry, Jack “Pork Barrel” Murtha, and John “Breck Girl” Edwards combined.

  10. thebosun said


    I can’t help myself, it all goes back to politics and liberalism. Gotta admit that video clip is something and took my mind off the BS that is going on around us for a little while.

    R/ Bosun

  11. The Shoplifting Seagull

    I saw this at the Bos’un Locker and it just cracked me up so I thought I’d steal it and put it over here
    The BBC is reporting on a shoplifting seagull in Scotland.
    Mr Nagarajan said: “He’s got it down to a fine art…

  12. thebosun said

    Thank you for the link up Blue Star Chronicles.

    R/ Bosun

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