A waterfront restaurant in #Perth has begun arming its customers with water guns to help them fight off flocks of seagulls

A person aims a water gun at a seagull from a restaurant terrace, with a boat harbour in the background.A waterfront restaurant in Perth has begun arming its customers with water guns to help them fight off flocks of seagulls that are defying all attempts to stop them disrupting their dining experience.

Toby Evans, owner of 3 Sheets pizzeria, said it was a desperate measure, but the seagulls had become so good at stealing food, particularly off the plates of children, that it was affecting his business.

“We wanted to so something humanely and there’s not much you can do,” he said.

“So we went down to Toys R Us and bought a load of super soakers, we’ve got one on each of our outdoor tables.

“We just fill them up with water and when the seagulls get too close the customers unleash Armageddon with water on them.”

The customers ‘love it’

via Waterfront restaurant arms patrons with water guns to combat seagull problem – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)