DEAR Editor – I read your story that the city might want to kill gulls with trained hawks. 

How many gulls? All of them? And with what sort of (highly trained) hawk? 

Maybe the picture, above, shows the REAL problem?

Gerry Taggart


Original story

ANOTHER attempt is being made at solving Worcester's persistent gull problem, this time using other birds of prey to scare off the pests.

Worcester City Council is considering bringing birds of prey, including hawk flying, to tackle the issue of the gulls.

Last year there were 1,072 recorded pairs of gulls in Worcester, an increase of almost 150 per cent in 14 years.

The move was trialled last year and is understood to now be the favoured option, among several others being considered.

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