Royal Mail has apologised for failing to deliver to addresses in a Cumbrian town because of "swooping attacks by seagulls".
Four properties in the town didn't receive their mail on Tuesday 5 July due to the attacks.
Aerial drones could be used to tackle aggressive seagulls in a west Cumbrian town.
Copeland Borough Councillor Graham Roberts says the remote-control aircraft should be used to spray gulls eggs with a sterilising liquid to prevent them hatching.
Seagulls have proved a particular menace in Whitehaven over recent months with reports of birds swooping on people, snatching ice cream from children and dive-bombing shoppers in the town centre.
Drones have been used in France to tackle seagulls and Councillor Roberts believes it's time to consider this method of control in Cumbria.
Copeland Borough Council is set to discuss the seagull issue and possible methods for combating the birds later this month.
The Deputy Mayor of Copeland Borough Council says they're against the idea of culling seagulls.
Councillor Lena Hogg wants the council, and local people, to do more to eliminate the food seagulls eat:
There have been complaints in Whitehaven about seagulls in the town swooping, and even attacking people.
Our reporter Matthew Taylor asked people in the town centre what they think about the birds:
A council in West Cumbria has defended its record on tackling seagulls.
It comes after a number of people have reported being attacked by gulls this summer in Whitehaven town centre.
Copeland's deputy mayor says the situation is being monitored, and insists that steps are being taken.
The removal of Seagull nests and eggs in Dumfries is set to continue.
A report on the success of the Dumfries Gull Project, which began in 2009, will be published today.
It will also suggest that the scheme, which costs £32,000 a year, remains free of charge.