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loves: you win if you guessed "pets" and "museums". Also books, art history, travel, British punk, Korean kimchi, bindis, martinis, and other things TBD. I will always make it very clear if a post is sponsored in any way. Drop me a line at thepetmuseum AT gmail.com !

Thursday, October 11, 2007

today we have a bird

Birds. They'll steal your heart. And your snackfood.

Today's post isn't so pet related, but a couple of my friends loved this story and thought I should put it in the Museum. And so today I bring you a seagull smart enough to know what snack he likes and how to rip it off from the Qwik-E-Mart.

In the words of the BBC back in July, "A seagull has turned shoplifter by wandering into a shop and helping itself to crisps. (= Chips, in Britspeak.) The bird walks into the RS McColl newsagents in Aberdeen when the door is open and makes off with cheese Doritos."

The locals nicknamed him Sam and pay for his chips simply for the sheer entertainment value. He swipes only cheese Doritos (what an instant ad campaign). Once he gets out, he pecks open the bag and all his little beaked buddies get in on it. Here's the BBC story. And here is a cinema verite of It Takes A Thief, seagull style (I laughed throughout the whole thing).

And if a seagull's bright enough to do that, imagine what your cat does when you're not around.

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