Moment brazen flock of seagulls chase man with chips down the beach before he is forced to chuck them and scarper
- Terrified beachgoer darts between other visitors with his arm protecting chips
- But seagulls refuse to give up – and the man is forced to sacrifice his lunch
- One local says man’s decision to go on beach with chips was a ‘schoolboy error’
This is the moment a beachgoer suffered the wrath of a flock of seagulls after being chased down a beach for his chips.
The unfortunate man found himself at the centre of a group of baying birds and was forced to run along Brighton beach to protect his food.
Video footage shows the terrified beachgoer darting between other visitors with his arm wrapped around his lunch.
But despite his valiant attempts to escape the birds, he had to eventually sacrifice his chips to save himself after being mobbed.
In a video shared to social media, the man can be seen running along Brighton beach with about 20 seagulls chasing him.
The man tries to protect his chips by darting between other visitors but he soon discovers …
… you can run but you can’t hide from a flock of hungry seagulls on Brighton beach
As the birds swarm around him, the man, who appears to be on the phone, is forced to choose between whether to try and outrun the seagulls or throw away his chips.
In the end, he is forced to make the difficult decision to abandon his food to the gulls.
The birds immediately pounced on the peace offering and left the man to scurry away undetected.
The chase is reported to have taken place this past week as hundreds of people descended on Brighton beach to make the most of the hot weather.
Other sun-soakers on Brighton beach look on as two dozen seagulls pecked into the chips, with Vanessa Grant stating: ‘Welcome to the South East. They are a gang.’
Lolly Hutton said: ‘Oh my gosh. I’ve been there with three seagulls, can you imagine a flock of them?’
Another person quipped: ‘They’re evolving fast. Soon they’ll want equality’, while one seasoned resident said the man’s decision to walk on the beach with a bag of chips was a ‘schoolboy error’.