lovebirds? Hilarious moment ‘giant’ seagulls photobomb couple’s romantic video of a sunset beach walk – and it even looks like it’s going to EAT them
- Jace Spicer, 26, and Makita Donovan, 24, filmed hilarious moment in Australia
- Clip shows seagull entering the shot before appearing to peck at the pair in the distance
- Couple had no idea what had happened until they saw images the next day
This is the hilarious moment when seagull photobombing sabotaged a couple’s attempt for a romantic sunset video in Western Australia.
Jace Spicer, 26, and his girlfriend Makita Donovan, 24, were taking a walk on a picturesque beach in Dampier on Aug. 31 when they decided to film themselves walking hand in hand towards the sea as the sun set on them.
The couple had hoped to snap some photos and footage of the beautiful moment, but a sneaky seagull had other plans.
The video shows the seagull casually bumping into Dampier beach in Western Australia before appearing to peck at the head of Jace Spicer, 36
The seagulls can be heard squawking during the clip, as they end up blocking the pair completely out of sight
The hilarious images look like the seagull is trying to peck the pair in the distance
The video shows a seagull casually walking into the bulkhead and appearing to dwarf the pair in the distance.
Being so close to the camera it looks like he is pecking at Jace’s head and when he opens his beak to screech it looks like he could swallow the pair.
A second screeching seagull then joins in — blocking the pair completely out of sight.
Jace and Makita, who have been together for seven months but have known each other for ten years, didn’t realize what had happened until they looked back at the footage the next day.
Jace, who lives in Wickham, said: ‘We decided to go down and watch the sunset in the hopes of getting some nice photos and a possibly romantic video of us walking into the sunset.
“Honestly, we thought we had done a good job. It wasn’t until the next day, when we decided to look at the footage and the beautiful pictures we had taken, that we realized what had happened.
Jace and Makita (pictured together), who have been together for seven months but have known each other for ten years, didn’t know what had happened until they saw the footage again the next day
“For the first five seconds of the video, we really felt it, we thought it was going to be such a great sunset video, until the seagull cut our clip completely.
We looked at each other and burst out laughing, we had to rewind the video in disbelief to see what really happened.
“We kept laughing until we were out of breath.
“It really looks like the seagull knows he’s ruined our romantic video and is laughing at us.
“It’s definitely the best photo bomb that’s happened to us.
“The unfortunate photobomb made this clip 10 times better and we’re just glad others found it as funny as we did.
‘I turned to the girlfriend after watching the video and had to say ‘what if I proposed to you there?’
It is not the first time that seagulls have suffered from social media this year.
Gully the seagull shows off her barking skills on the balcony of a Wayne Scholes in Liverpool
Footage filmed in July by Wayne Scholes in Liverpool, UK, shows a seagull barking back at him on his balcony.
“Hey, look, I think my seagull is barking. Watch this…” he says in the video, before barking like a dog.
The bird hesitates for a moment before making a sound that sounds just like a bark.
He said, ‘Gully can be quite noisy. One evening I politely asked her if she could try to make a less obnoxious noise. I suggested barking.
‘To my surprise, she copied me! Every day I call her and she barks at me.’