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Spearmint Rhino
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Look, I know this story basically boils down to Bird Lands On Window Ledge In Town, but bear with me because this is the most exciting thing that's happened to me in the last twelve hours.

Just now I was sitting here minding my own business with the curtains open, when I glanced up and saw a MASSIVE FUCCKING SEAGULL swooping directly towards the window. I actually flinched because I thought it was gonna come crashing through, but it clattered against the glass and just stood there for two or three minutes, the bold wee bugger, intently peering into our living room as though casing the joint for something to steal. (I actually wonder whether it spotted our goldfish, Jericho, from across the street, cos they've got bloody good eyesight, these marine birds.) It even started tapping the pane with its slimy, fishy beak as though it wanted to break in. Then it just flew off again to the roof opposite.

Anyway, I took some pictures.

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Felicity, I guess so
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That's quite a pleasant view you've got there, SR. Bit Georgian an' that.
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What part of Brighton are you in SR?

My ex lives there and works at Komedia, with my rudimentary knowledge and a huge amount of guesswork, it looks like you are not too far from the train station, am I close?

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I wouldn't trust that gull with a sardine, you're right to be worried.
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When I was in Brighton the other weekend, I was kind of idly trying to work out where you might live. Now I'm even more curious.
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So it is true what they say about cacti growing to look like their owners.
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Nice curtains.
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You utter bastard SR. Have you no consideration for other otfer's? I opened this page and was confronted by one of my few fears.

These pictures encapsulate everything that terrifies me about seagulls. Look at how incredibly oversized it has become. Seagulls have lost their position in nature. They have moved from being things that live in the sea and eat fish, to things that live in cities, eat out of bins, and are starting to compete with humans for territory.

That and that one looks just like the one that chased me for nearly a mile around an island. It was horrible.

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Something about those photos reminds me of this.

(Slight NSFW warning).

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Sorry AIATL, resized to reduce terror.

Tratorello - nah, we're not very near the station. I live not far from the ruined West Pier, between Western Rd and the seafront (we're nine doors from the sea; yes I counted). Officially we're in Hove - just - but I'm in denial about that.

Horse - hah, thank you. A DIY job involving two lengths of faux fur (although I don't know whether they count as 'faux' if there are no lurid pink furry animals in nature itself).

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That cactus and pot looks like a (gold-coloured) comedy "BOMB" with a sparking yellow fuse.

Seagulls are a divebombing nightmare and should be discouraged, preferably with shotguns. That'd soon show them who's boss.

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AIATL is right, by the way. I'm sure seagulls weren't this big when I were a lad.
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I was thinking: 'what fucking cactus?' until I looked again.

So it isn't an incense burner-y thing after all.

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If you want a bit of bird-related pedantry, there's no such thing as a 'seagull'.

That there is a herring gull, I reckon.

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What do you take me for: some kind of hippy?
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