Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Dive-bombing seagulls cause mail deliveries to be suspended

Postal deliveries to a road in Cornwall have been suspended after a delivery woman was attacked by seagulls.

Royal Mail said the "frightening attacks" from nesting birds had resulted in deliveries being suspended to some addresses in Liskey Hill Crescent, in Perranporth. It said the postwoman had experienced swooping attacks from the gulls and apologised to those affected.

Residents have been told they can collect mail from a nearby post office. Val Bodden, from Royal Mail, said: "The safety of our people is paramount and these swooping attacks have made it difficult for her to continue to do her job.

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"These kinds of attacks do occur at this time of year across the country, as gulls are nesting. We apologise to those customers affected and we will resume deliveries as soon as it is safe for us to do so. We are continuing to monitor the situation."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am assuming that this sort of thing has been going on for many years? or is it a recent thing? It is just another excuse for them not to do their job. You get the same thing here in Australia with Plovers. Carrying an umbrella might help. Although an umbrella in Australia when at a barbeque does not deter the Kookaburras, especially if you are holding a sausage, if they want that sausage, nothing will stop them and they are quick.