By Plymouth Herald | Posted: July 08, 2017
Seagulls are suffering because they are getting 'drunk' on flying ants and suffering from the hot temperatures, say experts.
An unusual amount of dead birds have been reported across the country this week, as Plymouth and the nation experienced the annual 'Flying Ant Day'.
Although they are a nuisance, they pose no risk to humans, but some believe they have the unusual effect of getting our feathered friends absolutely sloshed.
The formic acid in the bodies of the ants is thought to mess with their cognitive ability leading to them acting inebriated, despite this they cannot resist the tasty treats.