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Ten out of ten for persistence!

MRS KASMAN AND I are currently away on a short romantic break (it's her birthday soon) in the lovely west coast town of Oban.

We have a room on the third floor of one of the hotels right on the seafront which gives us a great view of busy Oban harbour and the comings and goings of small pleasure boats and the CalMac ferries which sail to many destinations in the western isles (more pics may follow).

Earlier this evening, after a meal in an Italian restaurant on Oban pier, we retired to our room for some quite time (the hotel is very busy).

Sitting reading and surfing the net we both suddenly got that funny feeling you sometimes get when you realise that you are being watched. And we were! A huge seagull was sitting on the windowsill of our room giving us the evil eye.

Mrs Kasman (kind soul that she is) told me to give it a grape - so I opened the window just a crack and did so. Big mistake - it wouldn't go away!

After a few minutes we both got nervous about being watched and I shooed the gull away. All was fine for a while and then we heard a tapping on the window - the gull was back.

Yes, that's right, the cheeky bird was actually tapping on the window almost as it if it were asking for another grape! We ignored it but it persisted and became quite vocal and let me tell you raucous gull calls at a range of about four feet can't be ignored.

I shooed it away again and closed the window - that'll teach it!

Uh-oh I hear a tapping on the window again. It's back. Help . . . !

Image Credit » Kasman

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VinceSummers wrote on July 28, 2017, 4:50 PM

Ah, you guys are far too gull-ible!

Kasman wrote on July 28, 2017, 4:59 PM

Nice one Vince!

MegL wrote on July 28, 2017, 6:24 PM

Rats with feathers. Gulls are a big menace in many of the seaside towns in England now.

AliCanary wrote on July 29, 2017, 7:32 AM

Ha ha! think you have a pet, now.

Kasman wrote on July 29, 2017, 10:02 AM

They're certainly not afraid of people and have been known to rob chips out of your hand!

maxeen wrote on December 2, 2017, 5:52 PM

We have one who visits daily,he/she has only one leg but still manages to enjoy life.