Friday, November 20, 2009

A stealing Gull


Only in New Zealand.

A seagull in Dunedin has developed the habit of stealing ETA Chips from a neighbourhood convenience store. The seagull waits until the Manager isn't looking, and then walks into the store and grabs a snack-size bag of cheese chips.

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 Dunedin , and helped himself to a bag of chips. Since then, he's become a regular. He always takes the same type of chips.

The Manager thinks it's great because people are coming to watch the feathered thief make the daily grab and run, and that's good for business, and especially since customers have begun paying for the seagull's stolen bags of Chips because they think it's so funny.

However, the Manager did say, "This is New Zealand , and if that seagull starts to grab a 6-pack of beer to go along with the Chips, I may have to put a stop to it.

24 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That's a funny story!

Ann said...

I always see a dominant gull, bullying all the rest.

Turquoise Diaries said...

This is a very cute story. Good for the sea gull...and good for the customers who are paying for the little thief...

Tash said...

I think I've seen this gull on YouTube. Hilarious!

Vogon Poet said...

Funny story, we should try it with local gulls...

Manang Kim said...

I have seen like this on video but I didn't think it is true until I read your story. It is funny!! Thanks for the visit and leaving a comment at my site I do appreciate it. ^_^

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brattcat said...

Terrific story. I love that folks are paying for the stolen chips. I would imagine the company that makes the chips would want to use this for advertising purposes. And the shopkeeper has such a great sense of humor. I'd go out of my way to pick up something at his shop just because he's a decent guy.

claude said...

Very funny Story, Glennis.
The seagull is hungry and the shopkeeper is a good man.

Nessa said...

This is so funny and that store manager has the right idea.

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rainfield61 said...

If I start to grab a bag of chips, and people are coming to watch.....

Stephanie V said...

Great story, Glennis! Isn't it amazing that the gull knows to pick the same kind of chips? And wonderful that folks are paying for the birds' habit? Would they pay for the six-pack?

Amrita said...

Smart bird. But he is generous as he shares his treats with others.

I saw something similar on Animal Planet I think

indicaspecies said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely story!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Hahaha! Wonderful story. ;-)

Kleine-creative-Welt said...

Hi Glennis,
this is so funny - I was so amused by reading your story - it´s great -
thanks for making me laugh -
greetings - Ruth

fufu said...

great idea to make money =p

Pooch Morning Glory said...

thats a great story! i like your post about the whitebait. i like fish but not sure about those guys!
have a good day
~laura

Kelly said...

hahaha! That's hilarious. I like the manager's comment about the beer...

johnny said...

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roughterrain crane said...

Thank you for the funniest story I have heard in this 6 months.
I am afraid he may notice that chips and beer go well together.
People around you are very nice!

Anonymous said...

Name of store, location, manager is not mentioned.

Video/picture is a copy of Sam the seagull stealing Doritos from dairy
in Aberdeen (UK)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqy9hxhUxK0

Dina said...

A great story! A gull with chutspah.

Thanks for your comment question about the airport. It is now answered.
Shalom to you in New Zealand, a long way off.

kRiZ cPEc said...

this gull is so lovely, one day it may seek something more tasty though.