Common Name: SEA GULL
Sea gulls have long been associated with the sea coast, however recently they have been known to extend their reaches well into the inland, attracted mostly to land fills and agricultural development.
They are large, typically white with gray or brown feathers, with hooked bills, long pointed wings, a short tail and webbed feet. They range from 11-30" in height.
They are often found begging for food, or swooping in to take advantage of food left by itself.
They are found in residential, commercial and park settings, and are known for their smelly droppings.
Sea gulls account for fully one half of all aircraft-strike accidents. As a species, they are a pest.
Common name: SAND FLEA
This rarely-seen, but outstanding, example of a sand flea has long been associated with the sea coast. In recent years, should this flea be spotted there, it can only be seen for three days. At the shore he will spend hours at a time floating aimlessly, encouraging lifeguard whistles as he extends his beach reach too far out. But his normal reach is known to be well inland, attracted mostly to residential homes, commercial buildings and establishments with Wifi capability.
He is large, typically 6', and known to range in weight from 180-250 pounds. He is known to smell like saltwater.
He seems to have his own food, but will take advantage of food left by others.
During his three-day stay he is known not to shave. And the red color is annual evidence that waterproof sun screen is not waterproof. He would say that the red skin color is in keeping with his status as a known Redskin fan. True red (not true blue). As a species, he is a pest.
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