A SCARBOROUGH woman is calling for a seagull cull in the town after taking a selection of pictures of rubbish strewn across her street by the birds.
Tracey Brooksmith’s images show a nappy on a wall and cans and other household rubbish that she says have been taken out of people’s wheelie bins by the “vermin”.
Ms Brooksmith, 45, has said she is at the end of her tether with the gulls.
She said: “Something needs to be done about these vermin.
“They rip bin bags open - the seagull proof bags don’t work - and are just out for themselves. They’re not bothered about people and they are getting worse.”
Ms Brooksmith, a housewife, added: “I’ve been divebombed by them before. I’ve also seen one swoop down in town and snatch a pasty out of a grown man’s hand.
“Someone recently commented on Facebook about how one attacked a young child.”
Tracey said the mess across the street happens regularly when people put their wheelie bins out and the birds get in and leave the mess all over the cars and the streets.
She says she cannot open her windows in the summer as the birds start screeching at about 3am.
Ms Brooksmith said: “They are so brazen and I think they need to be culled - we need to get rid of their eggs before they hatch.
“The adult seagulls attack all the time. There’s so much excrement as well.
“Nothing seems to be getting done, just a lot of people talking about what’s the right thing to be done.
“It needs a cull.”