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Drones to tackle seagulls in French seaside town

The French seaside town of Trouville-sur-Mer in Normandy is testing drones to handle the ongoing issue of aggressive seagulls.

French town to employ drones to repel 'seagull invasion'.
French town to employ drones to repel ‘seagull invasion’. Image by Maxime Raphael / CC BY 2.0

There are concerns over the seagulls becoming increasingly aggressive and carnivorous due to the change in their living habits with the town’s deputy mayor believing they could soon “make off with a baby”. The drones are able to spot seagull’s nests then spray them with a steriliser to keep the growing population at bay. Read more: telegraph.co.uk