The mayor of a Jersey Shore town is telling people not to feed the sea gulls, saying the birds have become more aggressive this summer.
Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian said because people are feeding the sea gulls, they’ve begun to swoop in and steal food from people. He said this is a public safety hazard.
“Some people think it’s funny to feed the gulls and see them swarm. For the health and safety of both animals and humans, this must stop. Feeding gulls and wildlife in Ocean City is against the law,” Mayor Gillian said.
He said his administration is looking for ways to prevent the pilfering of food, such as netting or noise. But he said the best way to guard against the sea gulls is to refrain from feeding them.
“The best deterrent is the simplest: Cut off this easy and unnatural food supply,” Gillian said.
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