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Helston Community College in Cornwall is having such a problem with seagulls it's using birds of prey to scare them off. The gulls have started swooping at pupils and stealing their food at lunchtimes. So a bird handler and his hawk have been drafted in. Kathy Wardle has more
A hawk is being used to scare away seagulls at Helston Community College
A hawk is being used to scare away problem seagulls at a Cornish school. Helston Community College has brought in a specialist hawk handler to fly the bird of prey in the school playground.
The hawk acts as a deterrent to seagulls which have been swooping at children and stealing food during their lunch breaks. Hawks have also been used to deter gulls in seaside towns like St Ives, and to keep them off the runways at RNAS Culdrose.