Seagull snack

Seagulls eat starfish! This is a well documented fact on the internet. But, until yesterday, I had only seen seagulls eat bread, french fries, pizza and fried chicken. I once saw a seagull try to swallow half a bagel whole. I thought the gull was nuts. Turns out seagulls commonly swallow things whole. They swallow starfish whole (great pictures of a seagull swallowing a starfish in Vancouver’s Stanley Park; impressive video of a seagull swallowing a starfish). They also swallow cellphones and other plastic objects (Is there anything a gull won’t swallow?). These enormous objects go into their crop for later digestion (What is a bird’s crop?). I assume plastic objects usually get regurgitated (based on plastic objects link).

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