By The Cornishman | Posted: July 24, 2014
A CHARITY set up to protect birds believes that many of the problems associated with seagulls is down to looking after their young.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) says seagulls can become aggressive if they fear their nest is in danger.
Tony Whitehead, from the RSPB, said: "Herring gulls take parenting very seriously – defending their nest and their young is part of their DNA.
"If the gulls believe their eggs or young are in danger, they understandably become very protective and can be aggressive in defence of their young.
"However, if you, your loved one, or pet experience this type of gull behaviour it can be a very frightening experience and you don't much care if the gull's motives are actually honourable because they are protecting their young."