A waterfront restaurant in Australia with a huge seagull problem is taking matters into their own hands. Toby Evans, owner of 3 Sheets pizzeria, had a flock of seagulls (the animals, not the 80s band) disrupting his business by stealing food, mostly off children’s plates.
Evans says he’s tried everything to get rid of them from electronic booms and fake owls, but no such luck. Evans is sick of it, so he’s armed customers with fully loaded water guns. "We wanted to so something humanely and there's not much you can do," he explains. "So we went down to Toys R Us and bought a load of super soakers, we've got one on each of our outdoor tables. We just fill them up with water and when the seagulls get too close, the customers unleash Armageddon with water on them.”
Evans notes how much his customers love the idea, especially the kids. He also believes it’s a good training method to teach the seagulls they’re not welcome there. So far there have been no complaints about the water guns, which is a pretty harmless way to combat the seagulls.