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Man On Video Call With Wife Runs In Terror As Angry Seagull Attacks

This is the hilarious moment a dad got a flap and ran down the street in terror while being attacked by an angry seagull.

Ryan Price, 38, was facing his wife Bethany when the bird suddenly swooped down on him during the call.

The video shows the seagull perched on a lamp post before spotting Ryan’s phone and swooping down.

The father-of-two is then seen sprinting in panic down the street while Bethany, 25, is heard screaming with laughter as she films him from their doorstep.

Ryan Price flew up and ran down the street in terror while being attacked by an angry seagull. Undated photograph. A baby gull reportedly fell from a roof onto the street.
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Price, a theater operations manager, said: “There’s been a pair of gulls nesting on our neighbor’s roof for weeks.

“My wife phoned me while I was at work to say she thought the baby had fallen off the roof and she saw the parents attacking six different people walking past.

“I hadn’t seen the baby so I thought I’d risk my luck walking to the store and decided to FaceTime Bethany to see if she wanted anything.

“As soon as I approached the house, the seagull pounced on me and did not leave me alone.

“Bethany was only on the road, so she ran outside and started filming me being chased. She thought the whole thing was hilarious.”

The seagull has wreaked havoc on residents after setting up a nest atop a house in Hampstead Road, Wallasey in the Wirral, UK

Many elderly residents say they are now too scared to leave their homes after being attacked by the bird.

Typically, gulls become aggressive when the parental instinct kicks in, usually after a chick has fallen off a roof into a garden or street below.

Since sharing videos of the seagull on Facebook, Price’s post has prompted comments from other residents who have had similar experiences.

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Ryan Price flew up and ran down the street in terror while being attacked by an angry seagull. Undated photograph. Elderly neighbors said they feared a seagull attack.
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Danny Atherton, who lives near Poulton Road, was picking up his niece from school when he too suffered seagull attacks.

He said: “I was walking down the street with my headphones on and then I saw these two women waving at me.

“The next minute I see this shadow come behind me and something hit the back of my head that knocked me over.

“I turned around expecting to see someone, but it was a seagull. Then he started chasing me, so I was running back and forth trying to get rid of him.”

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Ryan Price and his wife Bethany pose in an undated selfie. Ryan was chased by an angry seagull during a video call to Bethany.
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As he tried to warn of the bird, Atherton said he dropped and cracked his mobile phone and also suffered cuts to his head.

He said: “Luckily a woman let me run down her hallway to escape.

“Then the seagull started attacking other people, so I took the opportunity to escape.”

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This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.