"Do not feed the seagulls!" Top 5 Page for this destination Saint Ives Local Custom Tip by Sjalen

Saint Ives Local Customs: 8 reviews and 14 photos


The signs everywhere are there for a reason. The best way to anger locals is to feed the seagulls everywhere. You will soon leave St Ives and think it was just a bit of fun to get a great photo of you with an almost "tame" seagull eating out of your hand, but the locals then have to live with their children getting attacked and so on once you have gone. I know I have already written about this under "warnings" but I feel I need to add this here to just to stress that no one will make friends with you if you deliberately feed seagulls. I personally like the birds and appreciate that they have just picked up this habit from human behaviour, but I still wouldn't contribute to feeding them since they are clearly already perfectly capable of seeing to their own dinners.

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  • Updated Aug 3, 2010
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