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Aggressive gull
Aggressive gull

Even in the small Danish town of Holbæk, officials have resorted to taking out their enemies with a campaign of drone strikes. The target: a flock of seagulls (not that flock) described as aggressive and, well, messy.

After constant reports of the seagulls threatening citizens and stealing their food, the town in northern Denmark has announced their Facebook page that drones will be used to systematically map out the birds' nests and spray their eggs with paraffin oil to seal the shell and thereby "sterilize" them, Danish radio station DR reports.

"The gulls have developed into a veritable plague," says Karen Christensen, head of Holbæk's Environment Office. "The gulls are aggressive and steal food from people's tables. They also pollute. What they consume must also come out."

The initiative has sparked heated debate on the town's Facebook page. "I'm with the seagulls," says Oznur Bahar Kaya. "They have a right to be here and shit on us like we shit on their home, nature."

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