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   Undertoad  Friday Jul 20 09:42 AM

July 20, 2007: Gull steals Doritos



Shoplifter! The Mail does it again with a story on a Doritos-stealing bird.

The images are blurry because they're reduced from a security cam.



Apparently he only steals one kind: Chilli Heatwave Doritos.

Quote:
"Everyone is amazed by the seagull," said shop assistant Sriaram Nagarajan.

"For some reason he only takes that one particular kind, nothing else will do for him.

"He's got it down to a fine art. He waits until there are no customers around and I'm standing behind the till, then he raids the place."


Quote:
A spokesman for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds said the gull probably developed a taste for the chips by chance.

"Perhaps it tried some crisps in a shiny packet in the street and was just opportunistic at the shop when it saw what was inside."
I dunno, I think the neatest part of the story is that the gull has learned to let the other birds help to open the bag. He can't do it himself, so he has to get help, and then he has to share. He's saying it's OK to steal with humans, but with other fowl you must cooperate and allot earnings... it's only fair.


Cloud  Friday Jul 20 09:50 AM

he's slumming though--the "friends" are pigeons



Uisge Beatha  Friday Jul 20 10:00 AM

Sure, everyone thinks it's cute for one seagull to get chips for the whole bird gang. Just you wait, though, until it starts getting alcohol for those underage birds. Then we'll see who still thinks it's cute.



Spexxvet  Friday Jul 20 10:02 AM

Quote:
Everyone is amazed by the seagull," said shop assistant Sriaram Nagarajan
Must have been the Quickie Mart


Shawnee123  Friday Jul 20 10:07 AM

Another reason I love birds. How funny is this?

Now, if they could just figure out how to steal some Salsa, I might join them.

Signed,

Jonathon Livingston Seagull



Uisge Beatha  Friday Jul 20 10:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spexxvet
Must have been the Quickie Mart
Yeah, run by Mr. Nag.....Naga........Na..Not-Gonna-Work-Here-Any-More! (Damn, I love "Office Space")


Coign  Friday Jul 20 10:18 AM

Finally I know why my favorite Doritos are always sold out now. Damn them!



Shawnee123  Friday Jul 20 10:19 AM

I love Office Space too. I was just talking about that. My niece, who just turned 5, had a birthday party with a pinata. The kids took their turns. After the damn thing finally fell, I looked over and Sophie (who is the complete opposite of her athletic older sister, all blond and princessy) was beating the hell out of it. I told my bro it reminded me of Office Space when the take the printer out and beat the crap out of it. Mike replies "What the f*** is PC Load Letter?"



Sarasvati48  Friday Jul 20 01:52 PM

Slumming?! Gulls are just beach pigeons! They hang about garbage dumps, and star in movies where they pluck peoples eyes out!!!



DanaC  Friday Jul 20 01:54 PM

Pigeons meanwhile are actually doves.



Hime  Friday Jul 20 02:18 PM

Hee... one time when my family went to the beach, my dad (a pretty big guy) walked over to Thrasher's to get us a bucket of fries, and on the way back to the rest of us, a seagull flew smack into the back of his head, then grabbed one of the fries out of the bucket while he was stunned. Seagulls are relentless when it comes to delicious snack food -- although personally, I'd take Thrasher's fries over Doritos any day.



MalzB  Friday Jul 20 10:00 PM

I think this seagull used to be a human but he did something awful so and evil sourcerer turned him into the bird. And the reason why the seagull likes these chips so much and goes great lengths to get them is because he loved them when he was human and knew where he could go to get them.

Ha. Yep.



Sheldonrs  Friday Jul 20 11:07 PM

I'm surprised Doritos hasn't signed the bird to a contract.

What would Tippi Hedren say?



monster  Friday Jul 20 11:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Uisge Beatha View Post
Sure, everyone thinks it's cute for one seagull to get chips for the whole bird gang. Just you wait, though, until it starts getting alcohol for those underage birds. Then we'll see who still thinks it's cute.



SPUCK  Saturday Jul 21 06:37 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
I'm surprised Doritos hasn't signed the bird to a contract.
So true!! Bring in good cameras and do it right! I think it would be a hit.


I ate on our local wharf tonight (Damn fine Shrimp Louie smothered in Tabasco Sauce). Sitting right out side the window like 18 inches away was a Seagull that went into a tizzy every time someone walked by. Then another one came over and hopped up amazingly violating the the original one's personal space. (Believe me, seagulls have serious personal space issues!) The original hopped down and walked over to a bench which it hopped up on and kicked back. I started to comment on the odd behavior when the people at the next table said, "There's a baby one sitting right here." Sure enough it was momma and papa taking turns being on lookout. When we left we walked by,(at a distance), and there was a grey baby weaving about.





xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 21 09:48 AM

How come everybody is OK with feeding this Dinosaur descendant, but the guy feeding the bears is a jerk?



freshnesschronic  Saturday Jul 21 09:51 AM

Bears can kill you. Food entices.



Uisge Beatha  Saturday Jul 21 10:01 AM

_[
Ah, sometimes the cuddly old teddy bears just want a quick (non-human) bite or drink...............
_[



xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 21 10:04 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by freshnesschronic View Post
Bears can kill you. Food entices.
So can Gulls.


richlevy  Saturday Jul 21 10:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by freshnesschronic
Bears can kill you. Food entices.
So can Gulls.
Especially when they're Marxists.

Quote:
I dunno, I think the neatest part of the story is that the gull has learned to let the other birds help to open the bag. He can't do it himself, so he has to get help, and then he has to share. He's saying it's OK to steal with humans, but with other fowl you must cooperate and allot earnings... it's only fair.
Don't worry though. I hear the CIA is recruiting chickenhawks for a little 'extreme rendition'.


Sundae  Saturday Jul 21 11:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
How come everybody is OK with feeding this Dinosaur descendant, but the guy feeding the bears is a jerk?
Because the crafty gull is shoplifting, as opposed to being hand-fed.
It's capitalism vs socialism


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jul 21 03:01 PM

Ha ha ha, excellent, Sundae Girl.



milkfish  Sunday Jul 22 07:47 PM

Sundae Gull



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Jul 25 04:58 PM

I just walked out to the kitchen and there were about a dozen magpies waiting on the deck, watching me through the sliding door, so I had to feed them some corn chips.



DanaC  Wednesday Jul 25 05:13 PM

Quote:
Sundae Gull
Hahahaha....hahahah...k, that really made me laugh.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jul 25 05:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by HLJ View Post
I just walked out to the kitchen and there were about a dozen magpies waiting on the deck, watching me through the sliding door, so I had to feed them some corn chips.
I'm sending Ranger Rick up there to give you a severe scolding.

1~Interfering with the natural order of things.
2~Contributing to the delinquency of Magpie minors.
3~Denigrating the diets of Dinosaur descendants.
4~Feeding corn chips to tidings of magpies without posting pictures.

Oh boy, are you gonna get it now.


bluecuracao  Wednesday Jul 25 06:14 PM

Isn't Ranger Rick a raccoon? I hear he takes corn chip bribes.



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Jul 25 06:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
I'm sending Ranger Rick up there to give you a severe scolding.

1~Interfering with the natural order of things.
2~Contributing to the delinquency of Magpie minors.
3~Denigrating the diets of Dinosaur descendants.
4~Feeding corn chips to tidings of magpies without posting pictures.

Oh boy, are you gonna get it now.
Ranger Rick doesn't need to bother. The magpies are already scolding me (magpies can talk - these do, anyway). Also, the more I feed them, the more they poop on my car and deck furniture.

I should clarify - I gave them tortilla chips (which are a kind of corn chip, but they don't give the magpies dorito breath). And no salsa.

Your #3 should be posted in the good assonance thread.


SPUCK  Thursday Jul 26 05:50 AM

That bear is gonna rot his teeth!!



CharlieG  Friday Jul 27 01:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123 View Post
...snip.. "What the f*** is PC Load Letter?"
Paper Cartridge Load Letter


barefoot serpent  Friday Aug 3 11:40 AM

and now the squirrels are making 5-fingered purchases

Quote:
Thu Aug 2, 10:44 AM ET



A Finnish squirrel with a sweet tooth heads to a Finnish grocery shop at least twice a day to steal "Kinder Surprise" chocolate-shelled eggs.

"I named it the Kinder-squirrel, after the treats. It always goes after them, other sweets do not seem to interest it as much," the manager of the store in Jyvaskyla, central Finland, told Reuters.

The confectionary, which is intended for children, has a toy inside.

"It removes the foil carefully, eats the chocolate and leaves the store with the toy," Irene Lindroos said.

Unfortunately, the bushy-tailed thief does not clean up after itself, but leaves the wrappers behind, she added.

Squirrels have a well deserved reputation for being clever and adaptable animals. Many a home owner has seen the small rodents raiding their supposedly "squirrel-proof" bird feeders.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 3 06:17 PM

After it eats the chocolate egg, it leaves with the plastic yolk containing the toy? Well of course... it takes me ten minutes to open those things and I'm smarter than the average squirrel.



Undertoad  Friday Sep 28 10:16 AM

This story is verified by Snopes, accompanied by a nice anigif and video.



SPUCK  Saturday Sep 29 04:37 AM

We looked up from the kitchen table yesterday because of a noise. There was a coal black squirrel in our dining room hiding a walnut in a tennis shoe. So this animal wasn't stealing he was giving!



Flint  Monday Oct 1 04:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
This story is verified by Snopes, accompanied by a nice anigif and video.
Ha! He sneaks in, looking all around to see if the coast is clear, then when he grabs them he just hauls ass!

Now all we need is for Brianna to analyze the look on his face.


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